If you are not impudent, not mockers of the sacred, you are tame and its servants.
One pair of mockers survived and had two young ones that fall.
The existing text is harsh; "profane of mockers for a cake" needs much explanation to be intelligible.
"Yea; mockers and scorners are Godwin and his lewd sons," answered the monk.
Harsh words and gibes greeted the cowards, but Rainouart soon forced the mockers to silence.
St. Peter says the mockers will come; Polycarp says in his day they had come.
Even then he is little benefited by the transformation of the mockers into worshippers.
The question of the mockers, "Where is the promise of His coming?"
They were heavily armed, their prowlers beside them and their mockers on their shoulders.
The mockers had made the delay of God's day the subject of their scoffing.
early 15c., "to deceive;" mid-15c. "make fun of," from Old French mocquer "deride, jeer," of unknown origin, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *muccare "to blow the nose" (as a derisive gesture), from Latin mucus; or possibly from Middle Dutch mocken "to mumble" or Middle Low German mucken "grumble." Or perhaps simply imitative of such speech. Related: Mocked; mocking; mockingly. Replaced Old English bysmerian. Sense of "imitating," as in mockingbird and mock turtle (1763), is from notion of derisive imitation.
1540s, from mock, verb and noun. Mock-heroic is attested from 1711; mock-turtle "calf's head dressed to resemble a turtle," is from 1763; as a kind of soup from 1783.
"derisive action or speech," early 15c., from mock (v.).