Guiser


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Guis´er

    (gīz´ẽr)
n.1.A person in disguise; a masker; a mummer.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The second drew on popular traditions of masquerade and the practices of 'blacking up' associated with the English guiser, mumming, Morris and the defence of ancient national liberties against foreign yokes.
So nao tem janta, tem paozinho agui com cafe, se o senhor guiser eu dou', ai pronto.
27 June 2013 -- German reinsurer Munich Re's US-based LifePlans Inc health insurance subsidiary said it has appointed Gary Guiser as president and chief operating officer effective July 1, 2013.
The saddest of these is the account of fourteen-year-old Anne Wadsworth, stabbed fatally by a cross-dressing guiser, who was carrying a posy to a wedding event.
GEEZER An informal word for a man, derived from the 15th-century word "guiser" meaning an actor.
Initially, local agent Scott Guiser advised us to take soil samples from multiple locations on our 20-acre parcel.
In Harris's world our "carnival masks" are worn by the ever-living; they are at once our human guises, which we present to the world, and the "windows" through which the ever-living may look into world's carnival--as Lear imagined "God's spies." The masks change, come and go, sometimes we do not know if the guiser is the same or another, whether the mask is the same or another, for the law of this old-new world Harris opens for us is metamorphosis, continuous and subtle and liberating.
Guiser He sat at the table next to Queenie, and said to her: "I'll lay a farthing to a guinea that you're a virtuous girl." But Queenie hadn''t a clue what the old man was talking about, and so he coughed and rather rudely inquired: "I take it you're a virgin my dear?" "How dare you?" Jon was about to protest at the impertinent interloper, but Ted raised his palm towards him and said, "But I do dare, lad, and I dare because I want to warn the girl."
There is no better authority on the history of Allendale than 100-year-old Allen Smith, the veteran guiser who still leads the famous New Year Tar Bar'l ceremony in the Market Square.
Of course this year I've got my own wee guiser who will be transformed into Tinkerbell tonight.
As for the future, Allen, who lives independently and does his daily shopping trip on foot, has no intention of hanging up his guiser's outfit and torch just yet.
A GUISER was attacked by a young woman, who took his sweets and a small amount of cash.