adv.1.In a jesting manner.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Skippon records that during one of these, by Giovanni Battista Capponi, all order broke down: "when he had done, [he] disputed with an Augustine friar, and two others of the Company: but as soon as they had urg'd an argument, the students grew impatient, and stamp'd and clap'd their hands: It being carnival time some masquers came into the anatomy theatre, and drollingly interrupted the dispute." This went on for some time, after which Capponi "came down from his seat, and enter'd the rails, where lay a human body, in which he skillfully dissected the Musculi Laryngis ..." After the deaths of Montalban and Zanoni, Capponi was promoted in 1672 to the professorship created to continue the publication of Aldrovandi's studio.(47)