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- n. Archaic form of wizard.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See wizard.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete spelling of wizard.
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I dunno, the "wisard of os" :D I suppose it would be possible to pronounce it like Dave-Ose rhymes with nose too...
Now these two lines consist in a senseless plagiarism from the counterfeited madness of Edgar in Lear, who, in imitation of the gypsy incantations, puns on the old word mair, a hag; and the no less senseless adoption of Dryden's forest fiend, and the wisard stream by which Milton, in his Lycidas, so finely characterizes the spreading