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  • Dr. Dieulafoy might indeed be a great physician, a marvellous professor; to these several parts, in which he excelled, he added a third, in which he remained for forty years without a rival, a part as original as that of the arguer, the scaramouch or the noble father, which consisted in coming to certify an agony or

    The Guermantes Way 2003

  • According to this account and what was subsequently learned, it seemed that the scaramouch in question had gained a wonderful ascendency over almost everybody in the

    Moby Dick; or the Whale 2002

  • There was also a very good harlequin, and as good a scaramouch.

    The Entire Memoirs of Louis XIV and the Regency d'Orleans, Charlotte -Elisabeth, duchesse 2001

  • We had scaramouch and a ghost, and were delighted.

    Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters A Family Record Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh

  • She smiled upon the scaramouch now, who was watched from the door by half a dozen confederates.

    Mrs. Day's Daughters Mary E. Mann

  • There was also a very good harlequin, and as good a scaramouch.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete Various

  • "Do you think I'm going to tell a scaramouch like you?" he said.

    The Lamp in the Desert 1910

  • We had scaramouch and a ghost, and were delighted,

    Jane Austen: Her Homes and Her Friends 1901

  • Gondoliers can have pride: but there is no pride about a rampino, the old scaramouch who hooks the gondola at the steps.

    A Wanderer in Venice Harry [Illustrator] Morley 1903

  • "But, you young scaramouch! what the deuce d'you mean by stopping to chatter to that chap?"

    The Gentleman A Romance of the Sea Alfred Ollivant 1900


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  • So soon as this figure had been first descried, Stubb had exclaimed--"That's he! that's he!--the long-togged scaramouch the Town-Ho's company told us of!"

    - Melville, Moby-Dick, ch. 71

    July 26, 2008

  • A lazy, swaggering coward. (16th century)

    January 14, 2018