Guisard

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Guisard a person in disguise: a Christmas mummer
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. guise; from Old High Ger. wísa (Ger. weise), a way, guise, which is cog. with A.S. wíse, way, wís, wise.

Usage

In literature:

Some Guisard doubtless told him of what had occurred between Amyot and the queen-mother.
"Catherine de' Medici" by Honore de Balzac
The Guisards and their reiters and a pack of 'prentices maddened by sermons.
"The Path of the King" by John Buchan
Down with the Guisards!
"The Historical Nights' Entertainment" by Rafael Sabatini
Your kinsman has taken you into a nest of Guisards.
"The Chaplet of Pearls" by Charlotte M. Yonge
I know, now, how Henry felt over the great Guisard.
"The Gentleman From Indiana" by Booth Tarkington
This Guisarding is dry work.
"The White Plumes of Navarre" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
Would the Guisards, the Holy Father or Philip II do better than I?
"The Pocket Bible or Christian the Printer" by Eugène Sue
You had just set out when the Guisards caught us.
"The Works of Honoré de Balzac" by Honoré de Balzac
He never rides but with a train, which would set you at defiance; and, besides, the town is filled with Guisards.
"Henry of Guise; (Vol. III of 3)" by G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford) James
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