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  • n. Plural form of vizard.


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  • And although these revellers were disguised, and used vizards, yet their disguises were well known, being a set of quaint masking habits prepared some weeks ago by command of

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • It appeared also, that on the day he parted from me, he had been stopped on a solitary spot and eased of his beloved travelling-companion, the portmanteau, by two men, well mounted and armed, having their faces covered with vizards.

    Rob Roy

  • Enter, solemnly tripping one after another, six personages, clad in white robes, wearing on their heads garlands of bays, and golden vizards on their faces; branches of bays or palm in their hands.

    The Life of King Henry the Eighth

  • Some of these tremendous figures were real men, dressed up with vizards and buskins; others were mere pageants composed of pasteboard and buckram, which, viewed from beneath, and mingled with those that were real, formed


  • The old with broken lances, and in helmets which had lost their vizards — the young in armour bright which shone like gold, beplumed with each gay feather of the east — all — all tilting at it like fascinated knights in tournaments of yore for fame and love.

    The Common Reader, Second Series

  • Swiftly as they rode, however, the whole rank still kept well together, and they could see the black vizards of the first line as level as a line of uniforms.

    The Man Who Was Thursday

  • I shall briefly reflect on the heads of this opposition, because they are now, after a revolution of so many ages, lifting up themselves again, though under new vizards and pretences.


  • But it is now a time to be merry, and throw away masks and vizards; for all is done under the

    The Ten Pleasures of Marriage and the Second Part, The Confession of the New Married Couple

  • It is the antick of tails to tails, and backs to backs, and for vizards you need go no farther than faces.

    Microcosmography or, a Piece of the World Discovered; in Essays and Characters

  • He pierced through the helmet vizards of Miyonoya.

    Certain Noble Plays of Japan From the manuscripts of Ernest Fenollosa


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