• Dad is Disguised As a Shiek 323
    Dad is Disguised As a Shiek 323
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Disguiser One who wears a disguise; an actor in a masquerade; a masker.
    • Disguiser One who, or that which, disguises.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The disguised princess speaks to the boy in the myrtle thicket The disguised princess speaks to the boy in the myrtle thicket
Hannibal disguising himself Hannibal disguising himself
Love, disguised as Ascanius, meets with Dido Love, disguised as Ascanius, meets with Dido

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A young criminal walked into a bank and quietly handed the teller a note demanding several thousand dollars. Disguised, the man could have easily gotten away. However, he had idiotically written the note on a piece of his own stationery; it included his full name and address.
    • n disguiser One who changes the appearance of another by a disguise; a disfigurer.
    • n disguiser One who conceals his real sentiments; one who assumes a disguise.
    • n disguiser A masquer; a mummer.
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  • George Santayana
    “The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.”
  • Napoleon Hill
    “Opportunity often comes in disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.”
  • Lee Iacocca
    “We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.”
  • Ann Landers
    “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Patience. A minor form of despair disguised as a virtue.”
  • Alexander Pope
    “Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.”


Blessing in disguise - If some bad luck or misfortune ultimately results in something positive, it's a blessing in disguise.


In literature:

The man possessed a well-knit, sinuous figure which his dungarees could not disguise.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
Says he's in disguise, and he certainly looks like a regular scamp.
"The Daughter of Anderson Crow" by George Barr McCutcheon
In the mean time, I shall disguise myself, and beg that the private door may be opened at the first knock.
"Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know" by Various
It is the completeness of the disguise which makes it so hard for us to realize its true meaning.
"Outwitting Our Nerves" by Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
He changed her instantly into a nut, and taking her thus disguised in his talons, flew away as fast as his falcon wings could carry him.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
The Greek emperor himself fled in disguise to Thrace.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
In the usurper's guards I found a friend, Who led me safe to you in this disguise.
"The Works Of John Dryden, Volume 4 (of 18)" by John Dryden
Here hath been recited their entry into the city and their stay there in disguise.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
And Sahadeva, too, who was disguised as a cowherd gave milk, curds and clarified butter to his brothers.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
Spying, in reality, is reconnaissance in disguise.
"My Adventures as a Spy" by Robert Baden-Powell

In poetry:

Behold a hag whom Life denies a kiss
As he rides questward in knighterrant-wise;
Only when he hath passed her is it his
To know, too late, the Fairy in disguise.
"Quatrains" by Madison Julius Cawein
Pride is another reigning sin likewise;
Let us behold in what a strange disguise
Young damsels do appear, both rich and poor;
The like was ne'er in any age before.
"England's Alarm. or The Pious Christian's Speedy Call To Repentance" by Anonymous British
The first of them was a gallant young knight,
And he came unto her disguised in the night:
The second a gentleman of good degree,
Who woo-ed and su-ed for pretty Bessee:
"The Beggar's Daughter Of Bethnal Green" by Henry Morley
Old gods in modern saints I found,
Old creeds in strange disguises;
I thought them safely underground,
And here they were, all safe and sound,
Without a sign of phthisis.
"Gold Egg: A Dream-Fantasy" by James Russell Lowell
With mean Disguise let others Nature hide,
And mimick Virtue with the Paint of Art,
I scorn the Cheat of Reason's foolish Pride,
And boast the graceful Weakness of my Heart.
"Elegy IX: He has lost Delia" by James Hammond
I muse as one in sad surprise
Who seeks his childhood's home once more,
And finds it in a strange disguise
Of vacant rooms and naked floor,
With sudden tear-drops in his eyes.
"An Empty Nest" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

To escape prying predators, fragile fauna often become masters of the art of disguise.
Instead, it's merely been disguised to look like a settlement.
What looks like an insurmountable problem may just be a well-disguised assumption.
Fed's Massive Print Run Disguises Deficit.
Chuck Palahniuk's tenth novel is a biting cultural satire narrated by Pygmy , a 13-year-old terrorist who has infiltrated the US disguised as a foreign exchange student.
I loved Transformers toys as a kid, but didn't have the scratch in those days to buy all those robots in disguise.
On your next trip to OMSI with the family, take a swing through the Life Science Hall to pick up some nutrition and health tips that are well-disguised as fun.
"On the flip side, a peplum ruffle can help to disguise a bigger tummy," she adds.
But the other seahorses that live in the harbor are masters of disguise.
Prioleau's captivating debut is a fervid self-help tract well-disguised as a history.
Self-interest disguised as libertarianism.
The anti- Semites during the ages had excuses, they've had different disguises.
It is an editorial disguised as a story–common for presidential campaigns–and includes snarky asides unworthy of lefty blog posts, let alone newspaper reporting.
And while some pyramids may have a product, it's there solely to disguise the money game.
The natural appearance of this stream disguises its role in recycling stormwater runoff.

In science:

There has been known for some time that there are certain conformal ‘dualities’ between HDG, ST theories and GR in that these theories are GR in disguise with additional ‘fields’.
Is Nature Generic?
Then our second claim follows from [19, Theorem 4.6], where the quantum double appears in only slightly disguised form.
From Subfactors to Categories and Topology II. The quantum double of tensor categories and subfactors
Simple systems have long been the domain of traditional scientific investigation, and explain the properties of mysteries like the motion of the Earth around the Sun, or a nuclear chain reaction. A complicated system is actually a simple system, but it is disguised as something more complex.
Complex Systems
Most of our proofs will be based on a disguised form of this case, described by the following definition.
The phase transition in inhomogeneous random graphs
Note for readers familiar with linear distributivity in linear logic: the remainder of this proof is simply the usual argument (in disguise) that applying linear distributivity A ⊗ (B & C ) → (A ⊗ B ) & C preserves MLL proof net correctness.
Simple free star-autonomous categories and full coherence