Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A masking or disguising; a masquerade.
  • noun The dress or disguise of a masker.
  • noun Pretense; the assumption of a better or nobler character than the real one.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete The dress or disguise of a masker; masquerade.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete The dress or disguise of a maske; masquerade - Marston

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Examples

  • The maskery and cheating glory of the great ones of this world moves him not to envy their fanciful pomp; but when on the dunghill himself, he can forget his own present sorrows, to pity them in all their bravery, knowing that within a few days the cross will be off his back, and the crowns off their heads together-their portion will be spent, when he shall be to receive all his.

    The Thirsty Theologian

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