chaff

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See: jape, mock, ridicule
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But chaff or no chaff they would have been surprised to see me leave them for the burly and sympathetic Mills.
And they will bury her and Fyodor the thrasher with his curly beard full of chaff and his shirt torn on his white shoulders--they will bury him.
Once I ventured gently to chaff her about this religiosity of hers.
Therefore, we need to cover the entire universe with chaffs in order to make multiple systems look similar.
The list includes birds of prey ( sparrowhawks, kestrels and owls ( and migrants such as chiff chaffs, blackcaps and flycatchers.