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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dizen  \Diz"en\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dizened};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Dizening}.]  [Perh.  orig.,  to  dress  in  a  foolish  manner,  and 
  allied  to  dizzy:  but  cf  also  OE  dysyn  (Palsgrave)  to  put 
  tow  or  flax  on  a  distaff,  i.  e.,  to  dress  it  Cf  {Distaff}.] 
  1.  To  dress;  to  attire.  [Obs.]  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  2.  To  dress  gaudily;  to  overdress;  to  bedizen;  to  deck  out 
 
  Like  a  tragedy  queen,  he  has  dizened  her  out 
  --Goldsmith. 
 
  To-morrow  when  the  masks  shall  fall  That  dizen 
  Nature's  carnival.  --Emerson. 




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