merimake

merimake

(ˈmɛrɪˌmeɪk)
n
an obsolete word for merrymaking
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
References in periodicals archive ?
After easily charming Cymchloes, Phaedria meets her match in Guyon: "But when he saw her toy, and gibe, and geare, / And passe the bonds of modest merimake, / Her dalliaunce he despised, and follies did forsake." Later Phaedria willingly lets him go from her island because he is "A foe of folly and immodest toy." (35) Thus, the word is linked twice to the temptress.
Such merimake holy Saints doth queme, But we here sytten as drownd in a dreme.