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Colly   /kˈɑli/   Listen

(past & past part. collied; pres. part. collying)
Make soiled, filthy, or dirty.  Synonyms: begrime, bemire, dirty, grime, soil.

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"Colly" Quotes from Famous Books

... shall be put up like a prince," said Mac-Guffog. "But mark ye me, friend, that we may have nae colly-shangie [*Quarrel] afterhend, these are the fees I always charge a swell that must have his libken to himsell—Thirty shillings a week for lodgings, and a guinea for garnish; half-a-guinea a week for a single ...
— Guy Mannering • Sir Walter Scott

... among the white roses on the wall, was also gone. My old butler, the servant who admitted Ferrari and myself within the gates, had an expression of weariness and injury on his aged features which he had not worn in my time, and which I was sorry to see. And my dog, the noble black Scotch colly, what had become of him, I wondered? He had been presented to me by a young Highlander who had passed one winter with me in Rome, and who, on returning to his native mountains, had sent me the dog, a perfect specimen of its kind, as a souvenir of our friendly intercourse. ...
— Vendetta - A Story of One Forgotten • Marie Corelli

Words linked to "Colly" :   blemish, muck, pollute, grime, alter, muddy, splash, muck up, smear, clean, foul, contaminate, muddy up, mud, spot, modify, slime, mire, soil, crock, change

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