Fooleries
Foolery Fool"er*y, n.; pl. {Fooleries}. 1. The practice of folly; the behavior of a fool; absurdity. [1913 Webster]

Folly in fools bears not so strong a note, As foolery in the wise, when wit doth dote. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. An act of folly or weakness; a foolish practice; something absurd or nonsensical. [1913 Webster]

That Pythagoras, Plato, or Orpheus, believed in any of these fooleries, it can not be suspected. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]


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