a.1.Sportive; ridiculous; wanton.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Best Before:1980s Uranography The branch of astronomy concerned with the description and mapping of the stars, galaxies, etc Best Before: 1910s Ludibrious ApT to be a subject of jest or mockery Jollux Slang, used in the late 18th Century to describe a "fat person"
which was presentlie knowne to euery Boy in the Armey, & made a ludibrious Spectacle to such as listed to behould it." (45)
"Ludibrious Spectacle" was crucial to the strategy: rough justice had to be seen to have been done.