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pearly

[′pər·lē]
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Set against his too-white pearlies his skin looked suddenly old and tired, his eyes lacklustre.
Set against his too-white pearlies, his skin looked suddenly old and tired, his eyes lacklustre.
Remember how as kids we had milky white pearlies. But sadly as a person ages the teeth becomes darker due to the changes in mineral structure of the teeth.
VICTORIA BECKHAM Goodbye to the Spice Girls and hello Posh new pearlies
"As Pearlies, we do a lot of charity work, and change peoples lives in general.
George's sister, Sue Perfect, has published a history of the Birmingham Pearlies, and has helpfully included a transcript of the 1841 census to show the concentration of pearl button makers in Caroline Street and Northwood Street, though the trade could be found over in Handsworth and in the streets off Broad Street, too, and even where the pearl was not being cut and shaped, the buttons were being polished and carded in back-rooms.
and coming up with six empty gum wrappers, two mystery keys, a cheap, leaky ballpoint pen with no cap, a DC converter for some electronic device you've completely forgotten, and the toothbrush which disappeared during your last business trip but considering it's current condition, it's more suited for cleaning your trigger group than it is for polishing your pearlies, anyway.
That's the problem with being a Welsh rugby fan: just when your smile is at its widest something always comes along and kicks you squarely in the pearlies.
But Davie Scott did just that as the Pearlies mixed old and new, from their New Stars album to the beautiful Sweet William.
ATHE Pearlies grew out of the bustling and often violent street life of London's East End.
In contrast, another former boss, Steve McClaren was able to flash his famous pearlies after QPR picked up their first win of the season.
First impressions are everything, so show some pearlies. A celebration is in order.