One of the regularly used local words, in various parts of Britain, for customs which involve disguise or dressing up and for the participants in those customs. Thus in Staffordshire and northern counties the guis-ers performed the local *mumming play, in Cornwall there was a fancy-dress custom called *Guise Dancing, and in Yorkshire the guisers would force entry to the mell-supper * harvest celebrations.

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