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antic(k (in old edd. “a'ntick” or “a'ntique” in all uses) adj. fantastic, grotesque, ludicrous Rom. I. v. 60, II. iv. 30, Ham. I. v. 172 “To put an antic disposition on,” Sonn. xix. 10. sb.
1. grotesque entertainment LLL. V. i. 122 “pageant, or antick, or fire-work.”
2. burlesque performer, buffoon, merry-andrew Ado III. i. 63, R2 III. ii. 162 “the antick [Death],” Troil. V. iii. 86 “Like witless anticks.”
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