At her indignant refusal, he scoffingly laughed; but, upon her positive resistance, ordered her into custody.
"They have the inheritance of his virtues," said I, scoffingly.
"Not impossible either; we take our soundings with very dissimilar lead-lines," said Pike, scoffingly.
"I was not aware how much I owed to your discretion, madam," said he, scoffingly.
The old man, having got the other under him, scoffingly exclaimed: 'I have a good mind to break one of your arms.
"As if we should wait to be starved," another of the students said scoffingly.
"Which means that you rather like to be cheated," said she, scoffingly.
He then scoffingly exclaimed, 'Why a be plaguy shy o'the sudden, Mistress Debby!'
"Those Jews of yours have imbued you well with their cautious spirit, I see," said she, scoffingly.
Small boys—kids, as Masters scoffingly designated them—gave voice to the call in high-pitched falsettos.
mid-14c., "jest, make light of something;" mid-15c., "make fun of, mock," from the noun meaning "contemptuous ridicule" (c.1300), from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse skaup, skop "mockery, ridicule," Middle Danish skof "jest, mockery;" perhaps from Proto-Germanic *skub-, *skuf- (cf. Old English scop "poet," Old High German scoph "fiction, sport, jest, derision"), from PIE *skeubh- "to shove" (see shove (v.)).
Food: Beef heart is their favorite scoff (1846+)
[or-igin uncertain; perhaps fr Afrikaans schoft, defined in a 1600s dictionary as ''eating time for labourers or workmen foure times a day''; perhaps fr British dialect scaff; South African use in current senses is attested in late 1700s]