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Mummery
From the Robert E. Howard Lexicon


'There was naught of mummery about Raama. He had grasped the First Principles...'

-The Screaming Skull of Silence

mummery.

[ˈməmərē]

NOUN

mummeries (plural noun)

1. a performance by mummers.

2. ridiculous ceremonial, especially of a religious nature:

ORIGIN

mid 16th cent.: from Old French momerie, from momer (see mummer).

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