A male—even such a male as Tibby—was enough to stop the foolery.
You don't make your case any better by this sort of foolery.
To wit, that a woman must needs be wed, and that otherwise she is but half a woman, and the like foolery.
If he met the bairns coming from school, the Glen rang with the foolery.
So foolery was exchanged for foolery, and the thing throve well.