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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
  1. archaic An act performed for amusement; a joke.
    I shall not succumb to your jests!
  2. obsolete Someone or something that is ridiculed; the target of a joke.
    Your majesty, stop him before he makes you the jest of the court.

Etymology

From Middle English geste (“idle tale”), from Old French geste (“acts, exploits”), from Latin gesta (“acts, deeds”)

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