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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of roister.


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  • And I heard that for four livelong days those overwise roisters had been at it ding-dong, disputing on three high, more than metaphysical propositions, promising themselves mountains of gold by solving them.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • While we were waiting the pleasure of "mine host," the tread of footsteps and merry laughter of a crowd of jolly roisters met our ears, and in walked some soldiers in the garb of "city police," and with the crowd was my man of the "long coat-tail."

    History of Kershaw's Brigade

  • Nor were the words scarce out of his mouth, when a beadle rapp'd at the door, and one in white, with a company of roisters following him, came in upon us: For my part I was not a little surprized; and by his lordliness taking him for the Mayor of a town, and our selves within his liberties, was getting upon my feet.

    The Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter

  • And behind him stood peering, some with wide eyes of terror, and some with ready laughs at nothing, the few other roisters in the tavern at that hour.

    The Heart's Highway

  • He now suspected that the grave roisters of the mountain had put a trick upon him, and, having dosed him with liquor, had robbed him of his gun.

    Legends That Every Child Should Know; a Selection of the Great Legends of All Times for Young People

  • The roisters who are destined for infamy at home, if sent to Mexico, will "cover you with glory," and come back heroes and generals.

    The Conduct of Life (1860)

  • Such veteran roisters are daring wags when together, and will put any female to the blush with their jokes; but they are as quiet as lambs when they fall singly into the clutches of a fine woman.

    Bracebridge Hall

  • "It may be Further observed, that the Canterbury roisters must necessarily be much more uaefiil to the publick than those of any other see, since they comprehend the transactions of the wholK province of Canlerbury, and necessarily contun many apta done in. 'different dioceses during vacancies.,

    Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century;: Comprizing Biographical ...


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