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Motley

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Men of motley. Licensed fools; so called because of their dress.

“Motley is the only wear.”


Shakespeare: As You Like It, ii. 7.

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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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