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Colleen   Listen
noun
Colleen  n.  A girl; a maiden. (Anglo-Irish) "Of all the colleens in the land Sweet Mollie is the daisy."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Colleen" Quotes from Famous Books



... had been duly wrapped a la Mr. Schultz and dragged clear of the wheel, Mr. Reardon returned to the bridge and with brazen impudence set the handle of the marine telegraph over to full speed ahead. He hummed "Colleen Dhas Cruthin Amoe" as with a light heart he skipped down to the galley and found the look-out eating bread soaked in coffee. Mr. Reardon nodded and said "Good nicht, amigo" for his voyages had taken him to many ports and he was ...
— Cappy Ricks Retires • Peter B. Kyne

... thing the man does in honor of his mother's messenger, and never again through all the years is the spell broken which draws the man of pull-down and trample-under away and upward to the things which the pretty colleen of long agone saw beyond the day's work at Turntable. 'T is ...
— The Best Short Stories of 1919 - and the Yearbook of the American Short Story • Various

... what would yez want with an old woman like meself taggin' along with yez now?" Mrs. Quinn exclaimed, her arms akimbo. "Ain't ye happy enough with yer Angela, an' no fat funeral like me occupyin' too much room in the Ford? Go along, me lad, an' have a good time with yer colleen! She'd like it better alone with ye, too—be sure ...
— The Bad Man • Charles Hanson Towne

... been asked to preside at the Shamrock booth instead of Arline, as had first been suggested, Arline having been elected to portray the world-renowned Alice. As an Irish colleen, Violet, however, proved a distinct success, and thrilled her hearers with "Kathleen Mavourneen" and "The Harp that Once Through Tara's Halls." Her voice held that peculiarly sweet, plaintive quality so necessary to bring out the beauty of the old Irish melodies, and Grace ...
— Grace Harlowe's Third Year at Overton College • Jessie Graham Flower

... the days of battle were the days of peace, and she made her father close the house and go away. For years they wandered where they would, but always were back for the month of June; and no one remembered that the twenty-first was the date of Colleen McMasters's death, or know that on that day his grave was visited, and there alone a woman yielded to the memories that ever ...
— Miss Gibbie Gault • Kate Langley Bosher

... the gossoon is indecent and dirty, O chone! In spite of his dressin' so. O chone! Let him dress up ez foine ez a king or a queen, Let him put on more wrinkles than ever was seen, You'll be sure he's no match for my little colleen, O chone! ...
— The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar • Paul Laurence Dunbar



Words linked to "Colleen" :   fille, girl, miss, missy, young woman



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