from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A magician or juggler; a trickster.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A juggler who produces illusions by the use of elaborate machinery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who practised legerdemain or sleight of hand; a prestigiator; a magician; a juggler who produced optical illusions by mechanical contrivances; hence, an impostor; a cheat.
Anyway, I hope you win the Gold Coin, you old literary tregetour, you!
The captives answered not his address, but nestled close to each other, interchanging, at intervals, words of comfort, and recoiling as far as possible from the ex-tregetour, who, having taken with him a more congenial companion in the shape of a great leathern bottle, finally sunk into the silent and complacent doze which usually rewards the libations to the Bromian god.
The ex-tregetour was standing before the captured Eureka, and gazing on it with an air of serio-comic despair and rage.
"And why, belle-mere mine, wouldst thou protect this pleasant tregetour?"
In his youth he had been an itinerant mountebank, or, as it was called, tregetour.
"Marry," quoth the friar, "an 'I had not seen thee on thy mother's knee when she followed my stage of tregetour, I should have guessed thee for thirty; but thou hast led too jolly a life to look still in the blossom.