Joke, Practical (See also Mischievousness.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Joke, Practical (See also Mischievousness.)

  1. April Fool’s Day April 1st; a day for playing practical jokes on the unsuspecting. [Western Folklore: Payton, 34]
  2. Barmecide feast beggar given empty dishes, imaginary food. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights, “The Barmecide’s Feast”]
  3. Hop-Frog’s king “had an especial admiration for breadth in a jest.” [Am. Lit.: “Hop-Frog” in Portable Poe, 317–329]
  4. Merygreeke, Matthew mischievously puts Ralph up to wooing widow. [Br. Lit.: Ralph Roister Doister]
  5. Old Jackanapes fills Miss Pussy’s apple pies with frogs. [Children’s Lit.: The Golden Hen, Fisher, 232–233]
  6. Panurge conniving scoundrel whose forte was practical joking. [Fr. Lit.: Pantagruel]
  7. Pulver, Ensign devised mechanisms to needle to skipper. [Am. Lit.: Mister Roberts, Magill I, 605–607]
  8. Robin Goodfellow fairies’ jester famous for his practical jokes. [Br. Folklore: Brewer Dictionary, 768]