Archive for October 13th, 2009

PRANK. n.s.

PRANK. n.s.

PRANK. n.s. A frolick; a wild flight; a ludicrous trick; a
wicked act.
Lay home to him;
Tell him, his pranks have been too broad to bear with.  Sha.
Such is thy audacious wickedness,
Thy lewd, pestif’rous and dissentious pranks;
The very infants prattle of thy pride. Shakesp.
They caused the table to be covered and meat set on, which
was no sooner set down, than in came the harpies, and played
their accustomed pranks. Raleigh.
They put on their cloaths, and played all those pranks you
have taken notice of. Addison’s Guardian.