And he does so not with the wit and winking of the jester, but with the blunt ferocity of the herald.
The next day at the rising of the moon, as had been agreed, the jester ordered his detachment to set out.
He condescended, indeed, to play the part of jester to the Athenian tyrant.
I don't envy the jester his part—far from it; but I thank you for the somewhat strange homage which you have done us.
This same skull, sir, was Yorick's skull, the king's jester.
"It is a matter of importance," said the jester, in a low voice.
He was called the king's jester, or, more commonly, the fool.
It was that jester yesterday when we changed our coats that threw a dust of disguise between you and us.
The king was eavesdropping, you say, and yet spared the jester?
Determinedly the jester struggled, the perspiration standing on his brow in beads.
mid-14c., jestour (Anglo-Latin), late 14c., gestour "a minstrel, professional reciter of romances," agent noun from gesten "recite a tale," which was a jester's original function (see jest). Sense of "buffoon in a prince's court" is from c.1500.