Man of motley
Motley Mot"ley, n. 1. A combination of distinct colors; esp., the party-colored cloth, or clothing, worn by the professional fool. --Chaucer. ``Motley 's the only wear.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, a jester, a fool. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Man of motley}, a fool. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]


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