In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Passions ran high as raillery at the religious orders, and attacks on collaborationist elites found expression in personal correspondence and in the press.
- Apparently, it therefore equates to humorous ridicule in the general sense, or good-honoured raillery.
- New Australians were treated with wary raillery.
- How would one teach that poem to a future generation that had come to regard the word as a piece of raillery?
- There was laughter and raillery as he came aboard dripping, but Armand allowed the incident to be treated as a joke.
- The raillery of the two main characters lacks any real emotional context.
- In all seriousness, and raillery aside, it was and is inspiring to know that a site like this can be so successful and have such a loyal following.
- And so commences the raillery, at the expense of the grousing giant.
- The talking of the people was a sustained murmur from which now and then a few intelligible words escaped: a greeting, some bit of raillery, a reprimand to a horse, an oath.
- Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.
- Won't this type of biting raillery create enemies for you when it is published?
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