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Scaramouche   Listen

A stock character in commedia dell'arte depicted as a boastful coward.  Synonym: Scaramouch.

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"Scaramouche" Quotes from Famous Books

... Mr. Lewis. Mr. C(ampbell) was gone to London. They were asked to dine to-day at Fulham Field, that is, I think, the name of the Attorney Gen(era)l's(290) place. I am not sure if she told me that they intended to go. Lord Barrymore danced the pas Russe with Delpini, and then performed Scaramouche in the petite piece. I asked how he danced; Mr. Lewis said very ill. How did he perform the other part? execrably bad. "Do you think," I said, "that he would have known how to snuff the candles?" "I rather think ...
— George Selwyn: His Letters and His Life • E. S. Roscoe and Helen Clergue

Words linked to "Scaramouche" :   Scaramouch, fictitious character, fictional character, character

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