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a lyric poet
an ornamental caparison for a horse
caparison, bard, barde, dress up(verb)
put a caparison on
"caparison the horses for the festive occasion"
a professional poet and singer, as among the ancient Celts, whose occupation was to compose and sing verses in honor of the heroic achievements of princes and brave men
hence: A poet; as, the bard of Avon
alt. of Barde
to cover (meat or game) with a thin slice of fat bacon
the exterior covering of the trunk and branches of a tree; the rind
specifically, Peruvian bark
In medieval Gaelic and British culture a bard was a professional poet, employed by a patron, such as a monarch or nobleman, to commemorate the patron's ancestors and to praise the patron's own activities. Originally a specific class of poet, contrasting with another class known as fili in Ireland and Highland Scotland, the term "bard", with the decline of living bardic tradition in the modern period, acquired generic meanings of an epic author/singer/narrator, comparable with the terms in other cultures or any poets, especially famous ones. For example, William Shakespeare is known as the Bard or the Bard of Avon. The musical and poetic traditions are most strongly perpetuated in Wales and elsewhere by the Gorsedd of bards and through the National Eisteddfod of Wales.
The Roycroft Dictionary
Anciently a poet; now a Poet-Laureate.
A poet, traditionally one reciting epics and associated with a particular oral tradition.
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