- rigil kent,
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- rigor mortis
Origin of rigmarole
Examples from the Web for rigmarole
After all the rigmarole, they found what any pediatrician already knew: the MMR causes fever.Another Blow to Anti-Vaxxers’ Fortress of Pseudoscience|Kent Sepkowitz|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After all this rigmarole Charity Badge bade Mary take a seat at the table.The Torch and Other Tales|Eden Phillpotts
At all this rigmarole, which I could not then understand, I was a good deal put aback and waited for what should come next.Life's Handicap|Rudyard Kipling
But all this rigmarole is what people call testing a thing by "internal evidence."
If a player should fail in repeating the rigmarole, there is a fine to pay.The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland (Vol I of II)|Alice Bertha Gomme
But what could he have to do with this old family custom of ours, and what does this rigmarole mean?'
Word Origin for rigmarole
1736, "a long, rambling discourse," apparently from an altered, Kentish colloquial survival of ragman roll "long list or catalogue" (1520s), in Middle English a long roll of verses descriptive of personal characters, used in a medieval game of chance called Rageman, perhaps from Anglo-French Ragemon le bon "Ragemon the good," which was the heading on one set of the verses, referring to a character by that name. Sense transferred to "foolish activity or commotion" by 1939.