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, popular form of comedy employing improvised dialogue and masked characters that flourished in Italy from the 16th to the 18th cent. Characters of the Commedia Dell'Arte
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The pantaloon said we must have put in a sausage too many, but Joey said the machine had not worked quite smoothly and that he feared this sausage was the dog's bark, which distressed David, for he saw how awkward it must be to a dog to have its bark outside, and we were considering what should be done when the dog closed the discussion by swallowing the sausage.
After that, David had the most hilarious hour of his life, entering into the childish pleasures of this family as heartily as if he had been brought up on sausages, and knocking the pantaloon down repeatedly.
He also told us that the pantaloon's name was old Joey, and the columbine's Josy, and the harlequin's Joeykin.
The clown and pantaloon made themselves white with flour from the cook, and red with rouge from some other domestic, who remained (like all true Christian benefactors) anonymous.
There sat Colonel Adams, still unaffectedly dressed as a pantaloon, with the knobbed whalebone nodding above his brow, but with his poor old eyes sad enough to have sobered a Saturnalia.
The pantaloon sprang erect and strode out of the room.
The President, clad in a white T-shirt and plain pantaloon, went around the complex like any common man.
1716: Lincoln's Inn Theatre, London, put on England's first pantomime, which included Harlequin, Columbine and Pantaloon. 1858: Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer of popular operas including La Boheme, Madame Butterfly and Turandot, which he never completed, was born in Lucca.
Pantaloon in Black," the third chapter of William Faulkner's Go Down, Moses (1942), is separated into two sections--first, a section focalized through a black laborer named Rider, and second, one focalized through the white deputy who was "officially in charge of the business" (GDM 116) of clearing away Rider's body after the unrepresented lynching that divides his section from the first.
I'm looking forward to being the 'lean and slippered pantaloon with spectacles on nose and pouch on side' of Shakespeare's 6th age of Man.
The transaction involves Future Retail Ltd, earlier known as Pantaloon Retail (India), selling its 22.5 per cent in life insurer, Future Generali, to non-banking finance company Industrial Investment Trust Ltd.
The Indian group is the operator of Future Retail Ltd (BOM:523574), formerly Pantaloon Retail (India) Ltd.