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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).

Mok(k)age, n. Also: moc(k)age, mokadge. [e.m.E. mockage (1470–85).]

The action of mocking, a mocking speech or act, derision, ridicule, mockery. 1554 Knox III. 196.
Jeremie lykewyse in mokage of thame sayis [etc]
Ib. I. 430.
Monsieur Dosell said in mockage to the Quene in Frensche [etc.]
Ib. II. 128.
Everie thing that repugned to thair corrupt affectionis, was termed in thair mockage devote imaginationis
1568 Ib. 496. Id. Ressoning 171. 1563-72 Ferg. Tracts 27.
To the great contempt and mockage of God
1569-73 Bann. Memor. 54. 1572–3 Reg. Privy C. II. 188.
In meir mokkage and contempt of oure soverane lord
1590 Dalkeith Presb. in Mill Mediæv. Plays 170. 1595 Reg. Privy C. V. 219.
The brether vnderstanding … the haill [Easter plays] … to be bot ane mokage … thocht best [etc.]
1600-1610 Melvill 106. Ib. 349.
For it is bot mocage to crave reformation whar sic lyk hes place
1606 Birnie Kirk-b. iv.
Which more deserues mockage
1607 Reg. Privy C. VII. 387.
In mokadge and dirisioum
1628 Ib. 2 Ser. II. 315.
They make plaine scorn and mockage of the executioun
a1651 Calderwood I. 172.
As done in mockage of the cardinall's hatt
a1652 Dickson Psalms II. 121.
And the mockage of the base multitude

b. An object of mockery, a laughing-stock. 1611-57 Mure Psalmes xliv. 15.
A byword to the heathen groune, The peoples' mockage made

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