from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dialectal form of merman.
- n. A merry-andrew; a buffoon; a clown: used as an appellative or pretended surname for a clown: as
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For instance, this prologue involving a manager, merryman, and poet.
Who fled from the mocking throng, O! It's the song of a merryman, moping mum,
At our elderly and intemperate merryman of the shaft and quiver.
Passing onward, we came upon a diminutive merryman, screaming from the platform of his mountebank theatre, the nature of the entertainment and the lowness of the price of admission — ‘Only four kreutzers for the first place!’
Her father was a gray-bearded merryman and very proud of his handsome daughter.
The clown, in evening dress, personating the mock ringmaster, the conventional spotted merryman, and a stalwart gymnast in buff fleshings, bore the drooping form of the favorite in their arms, and, followed by the bystanders, who offered ineffectual assistance, carried the wounded man across the ring and through the draped arch under the music gallery.
Draw off, he comes this way "; and grizzled Grimald de Plessis, the Saxon baron, drew still farther behind the tree-trunks as the young duke and his only companion, Golet, his merryman or fool, dashed across the glade to where the stricken stag lay dead.
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