practical joke

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But the wind, as if satisfied at last with its mischievous pranks, stopped blowing this ocean and hurried away to another part of the world to blow something else; so that the waves, not being joggled any more, began to quiet down and behave themselves.
I shall sift the matter to the bottom, and put a stop to such pranks at once.
She obediently descended, and made as light of the prank as she could without betraying Meg or forgetting the truth.
John Brooke', whereat she groaned tragically and cast it into the fire, feeling that Laurie's prank had hastened the evil day for her.
I told him of the terrors of that early time, of Lop-Ear and the pranks we played, of the gibbering councils, and of the Fire People and their squatting places.
With the "rose-red" girl, Stella Maynard, and the "dream girl," Priscilla Grant, she soon became intimate, finding the latter pale spiritual-looking maiden to be full to the brim of mischief and pranks and fun, while the vivid, black-eyed Stella had a heartful of wistful dreams and fancies, as aerial and rainbow-like as Anne's own.
I will inflict Joseph Emery Prank on you no longer.
Natasha again cried boldly, with saucy gaiety, confident that her prank would be taken in good part.
Defence lawyers say the women thought they were playing pranks for a reality TV show, had been paid for playing similar pranks at shopping malls and airports elsewhere in the weeks before the killing and did not know they were poisoning Kim.
According to their defense lawyers, the two women were reportedly hired to participate in what they thought were TV show pranks.
April 1 starts off with a bang when Mila's mom and dad play pranks on her.
After Siti Aisyah agreed to the offer, she watched pranks being played by an unidentified woman, before joining in.