laughtre

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laughtre (usually uncountable, plural laughtres)

  1. obsolete spelling of laughter
    • 1892 CE, Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, George Bell and Sons; Volume III, Book IV, page #209:
      She was right swich to seen in hire visage,
      As is that wight that men on beere bynde ;
      Hire face, like of Paradis the ymage,
      Was al ychaunged in another kynde ;
      The pleye, the laughtre men was wonte to fynd
      On hire, and ek hire joyes everychone
      Ben fled, and thus lith now Cryseyde allone.