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  • noun Plural form of masker.


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  • {45} We suspect that Lord Nelson's name was introduced out of respect to the late Jack Rider, of Linton (who is himself introduced into the following verse), an old tar who, for many years, was one of the 'maskers' in the district from whence our version was obtained.

    Ancient Poems, Ballads, and Songs of the Peasantry of England

  • Later in the evening "maskers" came to entertain them; and on one occasion, their host gave them up his own "good and soft bed, and threw himself upon a pallet in the same chamber." [

    An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800

  • An excerpt from a New York Times article published in 1899 after the jump, with details of the maskers 'hijinks -- which included boys and men running around in women's clothing.

    Boing Boing

  • I'll be back to the drawing board, with more anti-bacterial essential oils and more smell maskers.

    Herbal Deodorant & First Week of Use

  • I'll be back to the drawing board, with more anti-bacterial essential oils and more smell maskers.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • And, being too far off to accost the wedding party, and fearing also, the rebuke of the police, the two maskers turned their eyes elsewhere.

    Les Miserables

  • A frightful exchange of metaphors took place between the maskers and the crowd.

    Les Miserables

  • The two files resumed their movement on both sides of the boulevard, in opposite directions, and the carriage of the maskers lost sight of the

    Les Miserables

  • Besides the maskers, they stared at that procession — peculiar to Shrove Tuesday as to Longchamps, — of vehicles of every description, citadines, tapissieres, carioles, cabriolets marching in order, rigorously riveted to each other by the police regulations, and locked into rails, as it were.

    Les Miserables

  • The tradition of carriage-loads of maskers runs back to the most ancient days of the monarchy.

    Les Miserables


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