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Jaques (1 syl.)

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A morose cynical moraliser in Shakespeare’s As You Like It. It is much disputed whether the word is a monosyllable or not. Charles Lamb makes it a dissyllable—“Where Jaquës fed in solitary vein;” but Sir Walter Scott uses it as a monosyllable—“Whom humorous Jaques with envy viewed.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Janissaries or Janizaries
Jannes and Jambres
Jansenists
Januarius (St.)
January
Ja nus
Japanese
Japheth’s Stone
Japhetidie
Jaquemart
Jaques
Jarkman
Jarnac
Jarndyce v. Jarndyce
Jarvey
Jarvie (Baillie Nicol)
Jaundice
Javan [clay]
Javanese
Javert
Jaw

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