Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dandy; a fop.
“But he was awake, and he sat up promptly when the young muscadin from Paris was roughly thrust into his room by the soldiers.”
“Dissolve two companies, one the grenadiers and the other the infantry who are very muscadin and too fond of processions ....”
“Among all their sons and so many well-bred youth who have become soldiers through patriotism, or who have left their families to prevent these from becoming suspect, one half repose on the battlefield or have left the hospital only for the cemetery; "the muscadin  died from the first campaign.”
“He is neither _petit_ nor _muscadin_, Monsieur Louvier," replied”
“Well, mon ami," said this man, taking his stand at the hearth, as a king might take his stand in the hall of his vassal, "and what says our petit muscadin?”
“My amusements were few; the good Mrs. Putnam employed me and her daughters constantly to spin flax for shirts for the American soldiers; indolence, in America, being totally discouraged; and I likewise worked some for General Putnam, who, though not an accomplished muscadin, like our dilletantis of St. James's-street, was certainly one of the best characters in the world; His heart being composed of those noble materials which equally command respect and admiration.”
“American soldiers; indolence, in America, being totally discouraged; and I likewise worked some for General Putnam, who, though not an accomplished _muscadin_, like our dilletantis of St. James's-street, was certainly one of the best characters in the world; His heart being composed of those noble materials which equally command respect and admiration.”
“In the mean time, let half a pint of Sack or White muscadin boil a very little in a bason, upon a Chafing-dish of Coals, with three quarters of a pound of Sugar, and three or four quartered Nutmegs, and as many pretty big pieces of sticks of”
“perfectly beautiful, but excessively tiresome"; they laid their heads together over Descartes '_Discours de la Méthode_, and profoundly admired the philosopher; they were enraptured by the madrigals on flowers, more than three score in number, offered as the _Guirlande de Julie_ on Mademoiselle's fête; they gravely debated the question which should be the approved spelling, _muscadin_ or”
“Gandrin, what did you mean by saying that that young man was no _muscadin_!”
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