n.1.The act of scoffing; scoffing conduct; mockery.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"He was a sharp satirist, but with more railing and scoffery than became a poet-laureate,"* said one.
Gray, like most scholars, sees Skelton as a poet of contradictions and extremes, hence the emblematic birds of his title--the divine ethereal phoenix and the mundane chattering parrot--and he finds both praise for his learning and disapproval for his 'railing and scoffery' in Skelton's early commentators.