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Laugh

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LAUGH, Heb.

1. To make the noise and exhibit the features which are characteristic of mirth in the human species. Violent laughter is accompanied with a shaking of the sides, and all laughter expels breath from the lungs.
2. In poetry, to be gay to appear gay, cheerful, pleasant, lively or brilliant.

Then laughs the childish year with flow'rets crown'd.

And o'er the foaming bowl, the laughing wine.

To laugh at, to ridicule to treat with some degree of contempt.

No fool to laugh at, which he valued more.

To laugh to scorn, to deride to treat with mockery, contempt and scorn. Nehemiah 2 .

LAUGH, n. An expression of mirth peculiar to the human species.

But feigns a laugh, to see me search around, and by that laugh the willing fair is found.

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