Lord of Misrule

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Lord of Misrule a person appointed master of revels at a Christmas celebration
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lord of Misrule in mediƦval times, the master of revels, as at Christmas; in Scotland called the Abbot of Unreason.
    • Lord of Misrule See under Abbot, and Lord.
    • Lord of misrule the master of the revels at Christmas in a nobleman's or other great house.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lord of Misrule ancient titles for the leader of the Christmas revels
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Usage

In literature:

But usually they are mild and beneficent in their action, not agents of destruction and lords of elemental misrule.
"The San Francisco Calamity" by Various
Terrified urchins backed hastily away from his horrible jaws, and the Lord of Misrule gave a sudden and visible start.
"Historic Girls" by E. S. Brooks
A halberdier bade the Lord of Misrule come to my Lord Mayor.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
Not the King of France, but the Lord of Misrule held the sceptre in the capital.
"The Black Douglas" by S. R. Crockett
The popular idea of the Lord of Misrule is that he was a buffoon; but this is far from being the case.
"A Righte Merrie Christmasse" by John Ashton
They crowned the King of Christmas and bent the knee to the Lord of Misrule!
"The Old Coast Road" by Agnes Rothery
A halberdier bade the Lord of Misrule come to my Lord Mayor.
"Christmas: Its Origin and Associations" by William Francis Dawson
A lord of misrule, an abbot of unreason, much rather!
"The Writings of James Russell Lowell in Prose and Poetry, Volume V" by James Russell Lowell
And Morton became lord of misrule, and maintained (as it were) a schoole of Athisme.
"Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'" by William Bradford
There used to be a swarm of these small apparitions, in holiday time; and we called them children of the Lord of Misrule.
"The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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In news:

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Lord of Misrule ' offers more than horse tales.
' Lord of Misrule ' by Jaimy Gordon.
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Jaimy Gordon discusses her novel, Lord of Misrule , which was the recipient of the 2011 National Book Award.
'Lord of Misrule ' got writer back on track.
For a long time, Jaimy Gordon couldn't bear to look at the manuscript of her novel "Lord of Misrule ".
"Lord of Misrule " rules the track.
Lord of Misrule ' offers more than horse tales.
'Lord of Misrule ' by Jaimy Gordon delivers a jazzy, exuberant ride.
Lord of Misrule , McPherson & Co.
'Lord of Misrule ' by Jaimy Gordon.
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