Joviality


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Joviality

See also Gaiety.
Bob, Captain
Tahitian jailor known for his easy going merriment with prisoners. [Am. Lit.: Omoo]
Costigan, Captain J. Chesterfield
jovial, good-humored man. [Br. Lit.: Pendennis]
Friar Tuck
fat friar, jovial companion of Robin Hood. [Br. Legend: Benét, 371]
Old King Cole
merry old soul. [Nurs. Rhyme: Opie, 134]
Santa Claus
ho-ho-hoing merry gift-giver at Christmas. [Am. Pop. Cult.: Misc.]
saffron crocus
indicates mirth and laughter. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
Tapley, Mark
jolly chief hostler at the Blue Dragon. [Br. Lit.: Martin Chuzzlewit]
References in classic literature ?
For though Pitt did not care for joviality, being a frigid man of poor hearth and appetite, yet he considered that to be hospitable and condescending was quite incumbent on-his station, and every time that he got a headache from too long an after-dinner sitting, he felt that he was a martyr to duty.
There was the chairman himself, (the landlord of the house,) a coarse, rough, heavy built fellow, who, while the songs were proceeding, rolled his eyes hither and thither, and, seeming to give himself up to joviality, had an eye for everything that was done, and an ear for everything that was said--and sharp ones, too.
Well, then," cried the other, relapsing in a moment into a bluff joviality, "we are all good friends again and there's an end of the matter.
John Gosden, trainer of Joviality and Elusive Kate "Joviality will handle the ground and I'm getting despair-ridden with Elusive Kate.
And in a rare display of joviality, he once talked of how he enjoyed doing nothing.
The public image may be one of laid-back joviality but, deep down, Bert Paton is never really happy.
Winner of the Group 1 Matron Stakes at Leopardstown in September, Emulous started favourite for the Windsor Forest Stakes at Royal Ascot last month when she finished seventh behind Joviality.
The five-year-old was beaten five and three-quarters of a length behind Joviality at the royal meeting, and was a game winner of this race 12 months ago.
Rarely for one of Cumani's, the Street Cry gelding got off to a successful start when scoring at Leicester last September, and followed up at in a conditions event Sandown on his return last month, beating subsequent Musidora heroine Joviality by a neck.
Rarely will a night encompass boundless energy, joviality and worldly experience in one venue, so get your ticket now to avoid disappointment.
Quirky and frequently amusing performances from Damon and Ledger also suggest much joviality behind the scenes.
His joviality was met by more cursing and a malevolent grumbling until I got home, released my raw feet from their bondage, and began to think that maybe - just maybe - barefoot hiking would be more enjoyable than slipping into the iron maidens for another walk.