Joke, Practical

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391. Joke, Practical (See also Mischievousness.)

  1. April Fools Day April 1st; a day for playing practical jokes on the unsuspecting. [Western Folklore: Payton, 34]
  2. Barmecide feast beggar given empty dishes, imaginary food. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights, The Barmecides Feast]
  3. Hop-Frogs king had an especial admiration for breadth in a jest. [Am. Lit.: Hop-Frog in Portable Poe, 317329]
  4. Merygreeke, Matthew mischievously puts Ralph up to wooing widow. [Br. Lit.: Ralph Roister Doister ]
  5. Old Jackanapes fills Miss Pussys apple pies with frogs. [Childrens Lit.: The Golden Hen, Fisher, 232233]
  6. Panurge conniving scoundrel whose forte was practical joking. [Fr. Lit.: Pantagruel ]
  7. Pulver, Ensign devised mechanisms to needle to skipper. [Am. Lit.: Mister Roberts, Magill I, 605607]
  8. Robin Goodfellow fairies jester famous for his practical jokes. [Br. Folklore: Brewer Dictionary, 768]