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silly

Cricket (of a fielding position) near the batsman's wicket
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A white man's dog, adrift among the anthropophagi of Malaita, would experience all such sensations and, just as naturally, a white man's woman, a Wife- Woman, a dear, delightful Villa Kennan woman, can of herself imagine such a dog's experiences and deem his silly noises a recital of them, failing to recognize them as projections of her own delicious, sensitive, sympathetic self.
This howl was the beginning, and it led to the calling him "Sing Song Silly.
How can a lion come roaring at you, you silly thing?
Tom, indeed, was of opinion that Maggie was a silly little thing; all girls were silly,--they couldn't throw a stone so as to hit anything, couldn't do anything with a pocket-knife, and were frightened at frogs.
Her innocent friendship with Laurie was spoiled by the silly speeches she had overheard.
Yes: that's what drives me mad: the silly people don't know their own silly business.
Sometimes I think - you know I always was a silly little thing
If my children are silly, I must hope to be always sensible of it.
I fell into all those violets, and he was silly and surprised.
You know, it's awfully silly of you to behave like this.
The warlock of Essendean, they say, had made a mirror in which men could read the future; it must have been of other stuff than burning coal; for in all the shapes and pictures that I sat and gazed at, there was never a ship, never a seaman with a hairy cap, never a big bludgeon for my silly head, or the least sign of all those tribulations that were ripe to fall on me.
Men shoot us in the water and club us on the land; Men drive us to the Salt House like silly sheep and tame, And still we sing Lukannon--before the sealers came.