Definition of Jesters
1. Noun. (plural of jester) ¹
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Definition of Jesters
1. jester [n] - See also: jester
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jesters
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Literary usage of Jesters
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The History of the Popes, from the Close of the Middle Ages: Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor, Ralph Francis Kerr, Frederick Ignatius Antrobus (1908)
"At the very table with Cardinals, Ambassadors, poets and artists, jesters, half-crazy poetasters, and parasites carried on ..."
2. A Guide to the Best Fiction in English by William Winter, George Saintsbury, Ernest Albert Baker (1913)
""THE jesters." In the play of "The jesters,"—adapted by John Raphael from a French play, by Miguel Zama^ois, ..."
3. The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy by Jacob Burckhardt, Samuel George Chetwynd Middlemore (1904)
"The two most famous jesters about the middle of the fifteenth century were a priest near Florence, Arlotto (1483). for more refined wit (' facezie'), ..."
4. The Wallet of Time: Containing Personal, Biographical, and Critical by William Winter (1913)
"In the play of "The jesters,"—adapted by John Raphael from a French play, by Miguel Zamacois, called "Les Bouffons"—which was brought out in New York on ..."
5. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"prevalent in the Middle Ages of exciting it at table by the jokes and puns of jesters and buffoons was founded on true medical principles. ..."
6. The Sunny Side of the Street by Marshall Pinckney Wilder (1905)
"Jests and jesters.—The Force of a Joke.—Lincoln's Way. ... Few Modern jesters but no End of Jokers.—Entertainers and Their Ways. I LIVE on the sunny side of ..."
7. The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England by John Campbell Campbell (1845)
"He was the butt of the Court jesters. great case of Soames v. Barnardiston, in which it was decided that an action at common law does not lie against a ..."