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Jacques

(1 syl.). A morose cynical moraliser in Shakespeare's As You Like It. It is much disputed whether the word is a monosyllable or not. Charles Lamb makes it a dissyllable—“Where Jaquës fed in solitary vein;” but Sir Walter Scott uses it as a monosyllable— “Whom humorous Jacques with envy viewed.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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