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The wink and gasp of Angus Jones as that flagrant vintage seared his throat ended the gentle jape as far as I was concerned.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
It made a new game for him, you see, amusing and rather flattering as well, the kind of a jape he was all too apt at.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
One of the smoking-room humorists mocked his accent and ventured a crude jape.
WE CAN'T HAVE EVERYTHINGRUPERT HUGHES
And when I say this, I do jape with words, and may hap ye understond me not.
LETTERS TO DEAD AUTHORSANDREW LANG
I'm goin' to jape a bit with our friend, a' la 'Molly' Fairburn.
STALKY & CO.RUDYARD KIPLING
Then for a moment we fell to jape and jesting; foolishly, for the Gods are always listening, and the Desert-Gods have long ears.
THE LEICESTERSHIRES BEYOND BAGHDADEDWARD JOHN THOMPSON
Presently, when they heard him snoring, they began asking each other in whispers what jape they could play off on him.
THE WELL OF SAINT CLAREANATOLE FRANCE
This he met by expedient that will be historical, as affording Jokim opportunity for a popular jape.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 104, MAY 13, 1893VARIOUS
I am very sure he is your enemy,” Brilliana answered, sharply, “for he makes you his daily jape.
THE LADY OF LOYALTY HOUSEJUSTIN HUNTLY MCCARTHY
He considered that he was level with me for my Peterborough jail-jape, and was much cheered.
THE LEICESTERSHIRES BEYOND BAGHDADEDWARD JOHN THOMPSON
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WORDS RELATED TO JAPE

  • banter
  • jape
  • jest
  • jive
  • kid
  • needle
  • razz
  • rib
  • spoof
  • tease
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