Sarcenet Chidings

Loving rebukes, as those of a mother to a young child- “You little rogue,” etc.

“The child reddened ... and hesitated, while the mother, with many a fye ... and such sarcenet chidings as tender mothers give to spoiled children ...” —Sir W. Scott: The Monastery, ii.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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