Morisco

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Morisco A thing of Moorish origin;
    • a Morisco Moresque.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Morisco Same as Moresque.
    • n Morisco In Span. hist., a person of the Moorish race; a Moor. The name was applied to the Moors after their conquest by the Spaniards; they were expelled from Spain in 1609.
    • n Morisco The language of the Moors of Spain.
    • n Morisco The Moorish dance known also as morris-dance.
    • n Morisco A dancer of the morris-dance.
    • n Morisco A dance performed by one person, differing from the morris-dance. See the last quotation.
    • n Morisco The style of architecture or ornamentation commonly called Moorish.
    • n Morisco The offspring of a mulatto woman and a Spaniard; also, in general, any one with a considerable amount of negro blood.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Morisco mo-ris′ko the Moorish language: a Moorish dance or dancer: Moorish architecture: one of the Moors who remained in Spain after the fall of Granada in 1492
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. See Morris the dance

Usage

In literature:

But little Theresa de Cepeda was of so loving and generous a nature that even the plea of an outcast and despised Morisco moved her to pity.
"Historic Girls" by E. S. Brooks
The history of the Dionysiac dance has a fairly exact parallel in that of the 'Morisco.
"Yet Again" by Max Beerbohm
The renegade asked her in the Morisco language if her father was in the house.
"The History of Don Quixote, Vol. I, Complete" by Miguel de Cervantes
At that time we were quartered in Seville, to keep guard on the suspected Moriscos.
"Calderon The Courtier A Tale" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Does not history apprise us how Spain suffered in her agriculture, and the arts of life declined, when the Moriscos were driven from her soil?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, Number 60, October 1862" by Various
What is a poor crippled jester compared with a powerful scullery maid or an army of heathen Moriscoes?
"In The Palace Of The King" by F. Marion Crawford
From this we may infer how much the Moriscoes have multiplied, and how incomparably greater must be their numbers.
"The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
For intercourse with the Morisco had by no means ceased.
"The Armourer's Prentices" by Charlotte M. Yonge
It was of a composite architecture, between the Morisco and the Spanish.
"The Pirate" by Frederick Marryat
There, amid the ruins of Morisco's Castle, he died mad on August 29, 1620.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
And this again led to the forcible expulsion of every Morisco in Spain.
"A Short History of Spain" by Mary Platt Parmele
It was of a composite architecture, between the Morisco and the Spanish.
"The Pirate and The Three Cutters" by Frederick Marryat
We see the Morisco, a kind of fusion of French and Moorish, in many places.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
First to your own Morisco!
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley
Defeated in this quarter, the Moriscoes determined to lay their remonstrance before the throne.
"History of The Reign of Philip The Second King of Spain" by William H. Prescott
The Moriscoes in Spain were no longer an independent race, but under the sway of Morocco.
"The Story of Seville" by Walter M. Gallichan
Spain, after many centuries of war, expelled the Moors, then the Moriscoes, and then the Jews.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 11 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Miscellany" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Not satisfied with this, they drove out the Moriscoes.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 12 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Miscellany" by Robert G. Ingersoll
His next services were (1560-70) against the rebel Moriscos in Granada.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 4" by Various
The Moriscoes are the Moors of Morocco.
"The Strange Adventures of Andrew Battell" by Andrew Battell
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