from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of vizard.
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- v. To mask.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mask. See visor.
- transitive v. To mask.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete form of vizor.
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He looks as pale as the visard of the ghost which cries so miserably at the Theatre, like an oyster-wife, "Hamlet, revenge!"
He carried a broad-brimmed hat in his hand, while he wore across the upper part of his face, extending down past the cheek-bones, a black visard mask, which he had apparently adjusted that very moment, for his hand was still raised to it as he entered.
He speaks of one who "looks as pale as the visard of the ghost which cries so miserably at The Theatre, like an oister-wife, 'Hamlet revenge.'"
He weareth a black visard and mantle of spotted silver, and will accompany you to the bower, from whence he delivereth the queene and her distressed damsels out of durance.
Constance, when he was led to the stake) the ugly visard of some devilish appearance, that under that form they might fit them for fire and fagot.
"From the mask with the black visard and silver mantle.
London, 1679 has "_Mommon_, a mummer, also a company of mummers; also a visard, or mask; also a let by