from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ragged figure used as a symbol or personification of Lent in processions, etc.
- n. Hence A puppet at which boys throw sticks in Lent.
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'Can a jack-o'-lent believe his few senses on such a dark night, or can't he?' exclaimed one whose utterance Darton recognized in a moment, despite its unexpectedness.