John-a-Nokes
Roe Richard Roe, Richard (Law) A fictious name for a party, real or fictious, to an act or proceeding. Other names were formerly similarly used, as {John-a-Nokes}, John o', or of the, Nokes, or Noakes, {John-a-Stiles}, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • John a-Nokes — ● John …   Useful english dictionary

  • john-a-nokes — noun or john a noakes ˌjänəˈnōks Usage: usually capitalized J&N Etymology: alteration of earlier John at Noke, from the name John + at Noke, probably from Middle English atten ok at the oak tree archaic : a party to legal proceedings whose true… …   Useful english dictionary

  • John-a-Stiles — Roe Richard Roe, Richard (Law) A fictious name for a party, real or fictious, to an act or proceeding. Other names were formerly similarly used, as {John a Nokes}, John o , or of the, Nokes, or Noakes, {John a Stiles}, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • John-a-dreams — noun a man who is a daydreamer and therefore inactive [...] Yet I, / A dull and muddy mettled rascal, peak / Like John a dreams, unpregnant of my cause, / and can say nothing. Syn: John a nokes, John a stiles …   Wiktionary

  • john-a-stiles — noun or john a styles ˌjänəˈstī(ə)lz Usage: usually capitalized J&S Etymology: alteration of earlier John at Stile, from the name John + at Stile, probably from Middle English atte stile at the stile archaic : the second party to legal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • john-a-noakes — noun see john a nokes …   Useful english dictionary

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