mockers


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mockers

(ˈmɒkəz)
pl n
put the mockers on informal to ruin the chances of success of. Also (Austral): put the mock on or put the mocks on
[C20: perhaps from mock]
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From under his creased brows he glowered with hate at the mockers.
Stiggins did not desire his hearers to be upon their guard against those false prophets and wretched mockers of religion, who, without sense to expound its first doctrines, or hearts to feel its first principles, are more dangerous members of society than the common criminal; imposing, as they necessarily do, upon the weakest and worst informed, casting scorn and contempt on what should be held most sacred, and bringing into partial disrepute large bodies of virtuous and well-conducted persons of many excellent sects and persuasions.
A catbird, the Northern mocker, lit in a tree over Tom's head, and trilled out her imitations of her neighbors in a rapture of enjoyment; then a shrill jay swept down, a flash of blue flame, and stopped on a twig almost within the boy's reach, cocked his head to one side and eyed the strangers with a consuming curiosity; a gray squirrel and a big fellow of the "fox" kind came skurrying along, sitting up at intervals to inspect and chatter at the boys, for the wild things had probably never seen a human being before and scarcely knew whether to be afraid or not.
Fairholme, suspecting mockery, frowned, and Miss Wilson looked severely at the mocker.
Oh, don't worry about me, Sir Mocker," said Danglars; then turning to the count he said, "but will you undertake to speak to the father?
for, in less than a week, we had the miracle of the mocker of pilgrims divinely punished by Notre-Dame d'Aubervilliers, and that was the second miracle within a month.
He does not know--how should he, mocker that he is?
teetotaler, to apprise the barkeeper that wine is a mocker.
But they think me cold, and a mocker with terrible jests.
Will it put the mockers on Saturday's trip to Reading to even think about it?
It seems Knowsley has put the mockers on the idea with a resounding "No".
He added that, "the noble prophet (Mohammed) whom we anger for and pledge our souls and funds to has taught how to anger for him and how to deal with mockers.