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  • Any body, except myself, who could have been acquainted with such a fal-lal courtship as this must have been had it proceeded, would have been glad it had gone on: and I dare say, but for the saucy daughter, it had.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • The family-plate too, in such quantities, of two or three generations standing, must not be changed, because his precious child, * humouring his old fal-lal taste, admired it, to make it all her own.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Mother had upon her wrists something very wonderful, of the nature of fal-lal as we say, and for which she had an inborn turn, being of good draper family, and polished above the yeomanry.

    Lorna Doone

  • Then, at a given signal, Frobisher, caparisoned in every fal-lal he could collect, issued from his hut, and I turned out the improvised guard.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, May 9, 1917

  • Miss Latimer wore some lace fal-lal about her neck, and Aunt

    Aunt Judith The Story of a Loving Life

  • "What! this all?" sniffed the old man, fingering the scent-bottle contemptuously -- "gal's fal-lal."

    The Gentleman A Romance of the Sea

  • Just by the entrance to the choir an official stopped me, and asked me if I wanted to go and see a lot of fal-lal things he had got on show -- relics and bones, and old masters, and such-like Wardour-street rubbish.

    Diary of a Pilgrimage

  • And, if it were a mere fal-lal, a furbelow of larval coquetry, even that would not surprise me.

    The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles

  • For it's not my intention to marry, says she, and, ma'am, I'm a man of honour or I'd catch you tight, my nut-brown maid, and clap you into a cage, fal-lal, like a squirrel; to trot the wheel of mat-trimony.

    The Adventures of Harry Richmond — Complete

  • The women are comely and sturdy, able to take care of themselves, without any fal-lal of chivalry, and the men are sedate, obliging, and industrious.

    North America

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