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  • n. Plural form of tomfoolery.


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  • Barring any chicaneries or tomfooleries, or any other stupid word, whoever wins, wins.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • He calls it a collection of crazy tricks or tomfooleries, galskaber, an expression which carries with it, in this sense, a confession of wilful paradox.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • A newspaperman described the parade of batteries and mounted regiments as “a beautiful sight,” while stating, “I have no patience with such tomfooleries.”

    Cavalryman of the Lost Cause

  • Cartoon Brew and YouTube featured the terrific tomfooleries of Leonard Janson and Chuck Menville last month, and I thought it might be useful to give a little background about Chuck, Len and the work they created...

    Chuck Menville, Len Janson and the Joys of Stop Motion

  • I must keep out of these tomfooleries, though they have their uses.

    Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910

  • "I never talk tomfooleries," said the other, "without first knowing my audience."

    The Club of Queer Trades

  • "Do you know who you are talking to, with your confounded tomfooleries?"

    The Club of Queer Trades

  • Do you think I have no right to fight for Notting Hill, you whose English Government has so often fought for tomfooleries?

    The Napoleon of Notting Hill

  • Elaborate local tomfooleries, such as that by which the Lord of the

    A Miscellany of Men

  • But in case there should be here or there one happy man who has never heard of such twisted tomfooleries, I will rapidly remind you what this legal fiction is.

    Alarms and Discursions


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