antic, antick(e), antique (n.)
grotesque figure, grinning jester, buffoon
1H6 IV.vii.18[Talbot as if to Death] Thou antic Death, which laughest us here to scorn
H5 III.ii.31[Boy alone, of Pistol, Nym, and Bardolph] three such antics do not amount to a man
MA III.i.63[Hero to Ursula] Nature, drawing of an antic
R2 III.ii.162[King Richard to all, of Death's court] there the antic sits
TC V.iii.86[Cassandra to Hector] Behold distraction, frenzy, and amazement / Like witless antics one another meet
TS induction.1.99[First Player to Lord, of Sly] we can contain ourselves, / Were he the veriest antic in the world
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