Master of the revels
Revel Rev"el, n. [OF. revel rebellion, disorder, feast, sport. See {Revel}, v. i.] A feast with loose and noisy jollity; riotous festivity or merrymaking; a carousal. [1913 Webster]

This day in mirth and revel to dispend. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Some men ruin . . . their bodies by incessant revels. --Rambler. [1913 Webster]

{Master of the revels}, {Revel master}. Same as {Lord of misrule}, under {Lord}. [1913 Webster]


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