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dizzard

(ˈdɪzɑːd)
n
obsolete a dunce, an idiot
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Hereafter cited as Dizzard, "All Points Bulletin: FBI and Justice Link.
Several authors have proposed NRID models (Cross, (1971); Dizzard (1970); Jackson, (1975); Milliones (1980); and Vontress (1971)).
William Harrison in his 1587 Description of England says "for desire of novelty we oft exchange our finest cloth, corn, tin and wools for halfpenny cockhorses for children, dogs of wax or of cheese, two penny tabors, leaden swords, painted feathers, gewgaws for fools, dog tricks for dizzards, hawkshoods, and suchlike trumpery, whereby we reap just mockage and reproach in other countries.
In fact the hope of gain stands before all the arts, and a load of gold is more beautiful than all that Greek and Latin dizzards have written.