from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Moor, especially a Spanish Moor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Moor.
- n. The Moorish style of architecture.
- n. A Muslim convert to Christianity.
- n. The morris dance.
- n. One who dances the morris dance.
- proper n. The Moorish language.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Moresque.
- n. The Moorish language.
- n. A Moorish dance, now called morris dance.
- n. One who dances the Moorish dance.
- n. Moresque decoration or architecture.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as Moresque.
- n. In Span. hist., a person of the Moorish race; a Moor.
- n. The language of the Moors of Spain.
- n. The Moorish dance known also as morris-dance.
- n. A dancer of the morris-dance.
- n. A dance performed by one person, differing from the morris-dance. See the last quotation.
- n. The style of architecture or ornamentation commonly called Moorish.
- n. The offspring of a mulatto woman and a Spaniard; also, in general, any one with a considerable amount of negro blood.
a natural sensation of pleasure that the youth resumed an apparel suitable to his birth, and which no one was personally more fitted to become; but it was with much deeper feeling that he hastily, and as secretly as possible, flung round his neck, and concealed under the collar and folds of his ornamented doublet, a small thin chain of gold, curiously linked in what was called Morisco work.
This view, which saw the Morisco members of the community as dangerous strangers, has no basis in fact in the notarial registers and parish records we have examined thus far; in fact, the term "Morisco" was rarely used in the official records kept in these villages.
The 'Morisco' they called it; and it was much admired; and the fashion of it spread throughout Spain -- scaled the very Pyrenees, and invaded France.
Rejected by his fellow Moors as being a “Nazarene”and condemned to be treated as a Moor by the Christians due to his crypto-Muslim Morisco culture public Muslim practices being banned in 1499, Hernando bears witness to the mutual distrust that Morisco and Spaniard alike felt toward one another.
It is the most complicated of all the measures and is held to be of Morisco or Hispano – Moorish origin.
"If I, the Princess of Wales herself, can be left in a burning campsite, then you, who are nothing but a Morisco anyway, can certainly endure it."
Moors for his supper: a thousand wild legends were told of Ivanhoe, indeed, so that the Morisco warriors came half vanquished into the field, and fell an easy prey to the Spaniards, who cut away among them without mercy.
His horse, too, was harnessed in the Morisco fashion, with great shovel stirrups.
Presently they beheld a sturdy, sunburnt fellow, clad in the ragged garb of a foot-soldier, leading a powerful Arabian horse, caparisoned in the ancient Morisco fashion.
It is overlooked by a small gallery supported by marble pillars and Morisco arches.
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