from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A blockhead.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A blockhead. [Obs.] [Written also
dizard, and disard.]
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- noun obsolete A
- noun obsolete An
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Anticyras; a common proverb among the Greeks and Latins, to bid a dizzard or a mad man go take hellebore; as in Lucian,
Et caepas simul alliumque ructat  — si quando ad thalamum, &c., how like a dizzard, a fool, an ass, he looks, how like a clown he behaves himself!
By the time grandfather was a half-grown boy, big enough to join in the rough crowd of village lads who tormented Jed, the old dizzard had been for years the local butt.
A whole lot of the neighbors had come in to watch with him, and even then, with the old dizzard actually dying, they were making a fool of him.
-- Thou idle, gaping dizzard [fool]! and I have to ask thee yet again what is come of aught, it shall be with mine hand about thine ears!
 gull, a dizzard, an illiterate idiot, an outside, a glowworm, a proud fool, an arrant ass, Ventris et inguinis mancipium, a slave to his lust and belly, solaque libidine fortis.
 when thou art a dizzard thyself: quod prodest, Pontice, longo stemmate censeri?
"Come back and shut the door, thou blundering dizzard!
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