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  • noun Plural form of raillery.


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  • The prophet then, without any apprehension of malignant interpretations or wanton railleries, addresses the young

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • No light frothy jests drop from his lips; no alarming railleries; no offensive expressions, nor insulting airs, reproach or wound the ears of your happy, thrice happy daughter.


  • Avant toutes ces merveilleuses trouvailles logicielles, j'avais dû me rabattre sur un ventilo à placer sous le macbook pro et qui m'a valu me vaut toujours les railleries des collègues de travail… mais je suis certain que c'est parce qu'ils sont jaloux des macs

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  • Boniface, who was himself in the theatre at the close of the performance, had vigilantly assisted the money-taker at the door, kindly volunteering his services, not only to prevent any from evaporating without payment, but also, by jocular railleries and reproofs of their stinginess, to stimulate those who did offer cash to exert unwonted liberality.

    Ralph Rashleigh

  • Aratus also wrote letters against Cleomenes; and bitter revilings and railleries were current on both hands, not sparing even their marriages and wives.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • CHAPTER XXII A Victim of Treachery ONCE more 'King Foo-foo the First' was roving with the tramps and outlaws, a butt for their coarse jests and dull-witted railleries, and sometimes the victim of small spitefulnesses at the hands of Canty and Hugo when the Ruffler's back was turned.

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  • The irritation excited by the ill-timed railleries of such foolish persons, is no doubt one of the chief causes of the hatred in which Christians are held in Turkey.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847

  • As the Palais Cardinal, the edifice was subjected to many impertinent railleries from the public which, as a whole, was ever antagonistic to the "_Homme Rouge_."

    Royal Palaces and Parks of France

  • The victorious army, horse and foot, came last, crowned with laurel, and decorated with the gifts which they had received for their valour, singing their own and their general's praises, but sometimes throwing out railleries against him; and often exclaiming, 'Io Triumphe!' in which they were joined by all the citizens, as they passed along.

    De vita Caesarum

  • The rough railleries of such men were not likely to respect so slight a circumvallation as the honour of female reputation; and the glowing vintage of the Moselle and

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 56, No. 345, July, 1844


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