from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A subsidiary copper coin of Ceylon, equal to one twelfth of an anna or one pie.
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Her shabby suit was hanging there, and the pale-green challie gown she had worn in his office.
She ran to the closet where hung her dotted challie dress and took from the pocket the message that had come to her the evening of her arrival.
She would have worn tan-colored low shoes and brown openwork stockings (what ugly feet Jennie Perkins had!), a buff challie dress with little brown autumn leaves on it, a belt and sash of brown watered ribbon (Jennie had a waist like a flour-barrel!), and a sailor hat with a bunch of yellow roses on one side -- or would two brown quills, standing up coquettishly, have been more attractive?
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