Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A little girl.
“And there she was right enough, that lovely sight enough, the girleen bawn asthore, as for days galore, of planxty Gregory.”
“Long, long ago, girleen, a harper's gallantry to a pretty maid angered her mother and she asked him to help her twist a straw rope.”
“Happiness with the least unhappiness to others, girleen," he reminded with his cheek against her hair.”
“She was in Brannigan's last night, buying peppermint drops and every kind of foolishness, the same as she might be a little girleen that was given a penny and her just out of school.”
“Nora; and never one of them sacrificed her honor for gold or anything else; and the men were brave, girleen, very brave, and had never fear in one of them.”
“Well, I'm here, the girleen has managed it, and here I'll stay.”
“Trust the girleen for that," said the Squire, and then they rose from table.”
“You spake for me, Miss Nora; you spake up for me, girleen.”
“They say it's a sort of a craze now amongst women, the desire to beat us men on our own ground; it's very queer, and I don't understand it, and I am sorry if the craze has seized my girleen.”
“I feel fit to die sometimes when I think the coat is lost, and it is all on account of the girleen herself.”
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