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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.

It is but foolery; but it is such a kind of gain-giving,66 as would, perhaps, trouble a woman.

Foolery, sir, does walk about the orb like the sun; it shines everywhere.

His answer was, He did remove it for two or three days, till this foolery was over.

He was always ready for foolery with the girls, but he was not the sort to go too far.

Now I feel it is my duty to have no hand in such a piece of foolery.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, from fool (n.) + -ery.

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