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  • proper noun A diminutive of the female given name Florence.


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  • Lutie, who enjoys shoplifting for fun ever since she was booted from the high school gymnastics team due to unfair influences, persuades her eleven year old brother to give up the TV shows and global warming because they have two choices: flee in Floy’s ancient car or allow the state to place them.

    Made in the U.S.A.-Billie Letts « The Merry Genre Go Round Reviews 2008

  • "Floy," said Paul, holding a ringlet of her dark hair in his hand.

    Ten Boys from Dickens Kate Dickinson Sweetser 1903

  • In Made in the U.S.A., Letts makes somewhat of a full circle. 15-year-old Lutie McFee and her 12-year-old brother Fate live in Spearfish, SD with ther father's 300 pound ex-girlfriend, Floy.

    Made in the U.S.A. by Billie Letts - Review and Giveaway Jinxy 2009

  • As if their life is not dismal enough, one day, while shopping in their local Wal-Mart, Floy keels over and the two motherless kids are suddenly faced with the choice of becoming wards of the state or hightailing it out of town in Floy's old Pontiac.

    Made in the U.S.A. by Billie Letts - Review and Giveaway Jinxy 2009

  • Within the first few pages of the book, Floy has a hear attack and dies in Wal-Mart.

    Made in the U.S.A. by Billie Letts - Review and Giveaway Jinxy 2009

  • In his pre-show piano-plunking, he manages to have fun slipping in little-heard blasts from the past like "Flat-Foot Floogie (With a Floy-Floy)."

    David Finkle: Chanteuse KT Sullivan Introduces Site-Specific Cabaret 2009

  • But Floy could always soothe and reassure him; and it was his daily delight to make her lay her head down on his pillow, and take some rest.

    Dombey and Son 2007

  • ‘But what is the matter, Floy?’ asked Paul, almost sure that he saw a tear there.

    Dombey and Son 2007

  • ‘Oh my own pretty darling sweet Miss Floy!’ cried the

    Dombey and Son 2007

  • But a word from Florence, who was always at his side, restored him to himself; and leaning his poor head upon her breast, he told Floy of his dream, and smiled.

    Dombey and Son 2007


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