sally


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sally

the lower part of a bell rope, where it is caught at handstroke, into which coloured wool is woven to make a grip

sally

A projection, as the end of a rafter beyond the notch which has been cut to fit over a horizontal beam.
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All I know is,' said Miss Sally, smiling drily, for she delighted in nothing so much as irritating her brother, 'that if every one of your clients is to force us to keep a clerk, whether we want to or not, you had better leave off business, strike yourself off the roll, and get taken in execution, as soon as you can.
Miss Sally deigned to make no reply, but smiled again, and went on with her work.
Well, that was how the lads of the village comported themselves towards Sally.
Why, then, did not Thomas Kitchener give Sally Preston flowers?
Athelny and Philip installed themselves in the great monkish chairs, and Sally brought them in two plates of beef, Yorkshire pudding, baked potatoes, and cabbage.
At that moment Sally came in with the beer, and, having poured out a glass for Philip, went to the other side of the table to pour some out for her father.
When he had ciphered it out he told me how we was to do; then we went and waited around the spoon-basket till we see Aunt Sally coming, and then Tom went to counting the spoons and laying them out to one side, and I slid one of them up my sleeve, and Tom says:
He walked quietly away from the kitchen door, leaving Sally to that pleasure of guessing which active minds notoriously prefer to ready-made knowledge.
Pullet began to give elaborate directions to Sally how to guard the premises from serious injury in the course of removing the dirt.
As none of us could get out alone, we resolved to lower Sally from the window, for she was light and small, and very smart.
I am sorry to say I was one of the ringleaders; and as soon as we got up stairs, produced the rope provided for the purpose, and invited Sally to be lowered.
Aunt Sally she was just a-ripping and a-tearing around, and the children was huddled in one corner, and the old man he was huddled in the other and praying for help in time of need.