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He had at hand a surer ladder to fame than the mummer's art.

They ought at least, to give us a moorish dance, or some other mummer!

But the mummer had gone so far as to assume the type of the Red Death.

A steamer was bearing my lady-love into the presence of her mummer.

He was so much bigger than Mummer that it was hard to believe that they were own cousins.

Mummer's they shrunk so she couldn't wear 'em, and Jessy couldn't nuther.

After some unholy admiration, she sent to speak to the mummer.

If the simpleton believes, the mummer has won the game, but he has not simulated real foolishness; he has simulated navet.

It is as though we caught Ajax masquerading as a mummer, or Aeschylus dressed up in cap and bells.

I persuaded the head of our mummer troop to write out their play as it was handed down to him by his predecessors.

WORD ORIGIN

"one who performs in a mumming, actor in a dumb show," early 15c., probably a fusion of Middle French momeur "mummer" (from Old French momer "mask oneself," from momon "mask") and Middle English mommen "to mutter, be silent," related to mum (interjection).

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