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guisard

[gahy-zerd] /ˈgaɪ zərd/
noun
1.
a person who wears a mask; mummer.
Origin of guisard
1620-1630
1620-30; guise + -ard
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  • The man affects to be a fanatical guisard; we four only know that he is on our side.

  • Some guisard doubtless told him of what had occurred between Amyot and the queen-mother.

    Catherine de' Medici Honore de Balzac
  • I have quite a collection of knives—some guisard, and some Italian, but mostly of Toledo make.

    The White Plumes of Navarre Samuel Rutherford Crockett

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