from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A clownish fellow; a countryman.
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"Noa, ee cawnt, 'cause the roads are under water;" replied the joskin, with a grin.
Scragg, meanwhile, stuck to her graymare, and went bumping along to the admiration of all beholders, and was soon out of sight: luckily a joskin, who witnessed my dear aunt's immersion, ran to her assistance, and, with the help of his pitch-fork, safely landed her; for unfortunately the pond was not above three or four feet deep! and so she missed the chance of being an angel! "