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  • n. Plural form of prank.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of prank.


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  • One of those pranks is downloading music illegally, usually in search of a fitting soundtrack for All Hallows 'eve, one that will frighten the trick or treaters.

    Boing Boing

  • Frida became part of a group called Las Cachuchas, after the caps they wore, comprising nine precocious intellectuals specializing in pranks as well as serious study.

    Famous Mexicans on their stamps - Frida Kahlo

  • Keep in mind that long-term pranks are the most effective kind.

    June 2005

  • April Fools brings out the best and (mostly) worst in pranks.

    April 2010

  • It's precisely the "word pranks," repeating, explaining, digressing, etc. -- each novel a near-infinite digression, if you'll allow me my own word prank -- that makes Frog compelling -- moving and hilarious in equal parts, often at the same time.

    Narrative Strategies

  • I really don't think it is accurate to describe Dixon's prose as consisting of "word pranks," unless you think its repetitions, ramblings, and digressions are unfaithful to the way human beings actually confront the world and attempt to make sense of it.

    Narrative Strategies

  • This is not an exercise in "word pranks" but an effort to represent that experience in something other than conventionally pretty prose.

    Narrative Strategies

  • Congressmen should not be pulling so called pranks on the taxpayers expense anyway.

    In defense of Hank Johnson

  • MIT takes more pride in its legendary pranks aka hacks than in its greatest football victories.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Worn Circuit Boards as Art — in Airports:

  • Let us never forget that Councilmember Zine engaged in numerous so-called pranks when he was a cop.

    Six Council Members STILL Don't Get It!


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