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jackanapes

Archaic a monkey
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Caius calls Evans a jackanapes three times: "You, jacknape, give-a this letter to Sir Hugh.
It is not a pleasant picture to see a good fellow loving on when the lady's heart is openly devoted to a Jackanapes, and I am a little puzzled as to how you are to bring the excellent Gilfil out without making him too abjectly devoted a lover for a man of character.
Unless they're grinning jackanapes like Graham Poll, most of D'Urso's colleagues look as if they've been cloned from the same dull cell and told from a young age that Velcro is the shoe fastening of choice.
I wouldn't be without the clear blue Maggie Mott, the red and yellow Jackanapes (pictured above), the smiling gold and green faces of Irish Molly and the lovely black-flowered Molly Sanderson.
Could I listen to my jackanapes of a host repeat ancient wordplays without giving in?
In some contexts, people malign my character when they refer to me as Jackanapes or Jack the Lad.
So, fiddlesticks to the policy jackanapes - and we've also got World Heritage status AND the Superlambanana.
She rode a black thoroughbred called Jackanapes who would spook very easily and take off with her at an alarming rate of knots, leaving a gaggle of children on ponies to watch in horror