tease


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tease

To work out a surface defect, as on a varnished surface.
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I will tease you and vex you to your heart's content, when I have finished my tale: but hear me to the end.
He laughed a negative, and it seemed a shame to tease him.
AND because the Mouse has teased Miss Moppet --Miss Moppet thinks she will tease the Mouse; which is not at all nice of Miss Moppet.
Oh, there are others to tease him, my little Mangani," assured Korak.
From the first my fellow-pupils used to tease and deride and mock me whenever I was saying my lessons.
She was not afraid that Adam would tease her with love-making and flattering speeches like her other admirers; he had always been so reserved to her; she could enjoy without any fear the sense that this strong brave man loved her and was near her.
She would show, too, some stores of raillery, of "malice," and would vex, tease, pique me sometimes about what she called my "bizarreries anglaises," my "caprices insulaires," with a wild and witty wickedness that made a perfect white demon of her while it lasted.
The son of Saturn then began to tease Juno, talking at her so as to provoke her.
I hope she will not tease my poor pug," said Lady Bertram; "I have but just got Julia to leave it alone.
There being nothing to eat, he could only have some play; and as his aunt would not let him tease his sick brother, he began to fasten himself upon her, as she knelt, in such a way that, busy as she was about Charles, she could not shake him off.
Because, instead of doing any good, she does nothing but tease me all day long.
Their hearts are open to each other, as neither heart can be to you; they know exactly what is required and what can be borne; and you may be certain that one will never tease the other beyond what is known to be pleasant.