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also vis·ard  (vĭz′ərd, -ärd′)
1. A visor or mask.
2. A disguise.

[Alteration of obsolete vizar, from Middle English viser; see visor.]
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archaic or literary a means of disguise; mask; visor
[C16: variant of visor]
ˈvizarded adj
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(ˈvɪz ərd)

Archaic. a mask or visor.
[1545–55; variant of visor; see -ard]
viz′ard•ed, adj.
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References in classic literature ?
So saying he unbuckled his baldric with the bugle, took a feather from his cap, and gave them to Wamba; then drew a vizard from his pouch, and, repeating his charges to them to stand fast, went to execute his purposes of reconnoitring.
He carried a broad-brimmed hat in his hand, while he wore across the upper part of his face, extending down past the cheekbones, a black vizard mask, which he had apparently adjusted that very moment, for his hand was still raised to it as he entered.
Unsurprisingly, given Wolves' continuous success in the past two years, Nuno boasts the best win percentage of any manager in Wolves' history, almost 10 per cent higher than the likes of Stan Cullis, Kenny Jackett and Ted Vizard.
Any questions on the quality of their shaft were dashed when Rose won at Torrey Pines with a Honma Vizard shaft in his TW747 460.
Members of that generation went on to feature in local live and televised stand-up opportunities, including our short-lived but well-loved Tonight Show forays like the 1990-1993 Tonight Live with Steve Vizard and Andrew Denton's 1994-1995 Denton, both of which were arguably successors to shows hosted by the king of Australian comedy, Graham Kennedy (such as In Melbourne Tonight).
Sarah Vizard, content editor of Marketing Week, noted that Facebook has been looking for ways to make money from Messenger, which, according to Facebook, has more than 1.2 billion active users.
Edited by Ruth Lupton, Tania Burchardt, John Hills, Kitty Stewart, and Polly Vizard
Beautifully and profusely illustrated throughout, "Once Upon a Pillow: A Story Of Home, Design, And Exquisite Textiles" showcases a truly stunning collection of pillows and accessories designed by Rebecca Vizard. Celebrated for her innovative use of rare antique textiles ranging from the embroidered metallic threads of ecclesiastical vestments, to Venetian Fortuny draperies and Central Asian suzanis, Vizzard's designs present a perfect balance of art and material culture.
Kieron Vizard was jailed for 20 months for burglary with an additional three-month term, to be served consecutively, handed down for his failure to respond to bail.
Also, we carry the works of artist Jon McCoy and Becky Vizard in the shop.
CAROLYN VIZARD: Think lots go there because they are unable to get a doctors appointment, ANDREA MACDONALD: Longer opening hours at GP, walk in centres, weekend surgeries, better education to public as to what is urgent and what can wait.