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That accomplished, I shall arrest the Dowager and her son and every jackanapes within that castle.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
You pestilent young jackanapes, do you suppose I haven't noticed your idleness?Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie
"Lest he take thee for one of his runaway jackanapes," answered the steward, smiling sourly.The Abbot|Sir Walter Scott
In another letter he writes about "a jackanapes who has lately made a noise here, one Boswell, by anecdotes of Dr. Johnson."
No, Mr. Harry Jocelyn, you are not the jackanapes you try to make people think you: you understand me.'Evan Harrington, Complete|George Meredith