American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Law A verdict permissible in certain criminal cases indicating only that guilt is not proven.
- n. An inconclusive judgment or pronouncement.
“It allowed otherwise peely wally Glaswegians to hold their tanned faces aloft in polite company and let their neighbours think they'd been to Santa Ponsa or Majorca.”
“I could see the side of her foot near her big toe looked pink and peely.”
“Also, cute climber boys dug my new ink, which was at the totally peely and gross stage.”
“There are no tough or awkward peely bits to eat around.”
“The sunburn is all healed now, but I am currently a disgusting, peely mess.”
“Although I have to admit that after eating the two jars of lemon curd I made on Sunday already, the skin on the inside of my mouth is going all peely peely.”
“My fingers puzzle me - they were really hard and all, and I guess they still are, but after playing today they are more peely than ever.”
“Am now coping with evil hand disease that makes fingers dry and peely, yuckyness indeed, is annoyed by stress apparently.”
“The burns on my skin were trying to heal, burns from where that blob had gotten on me, peely burns, regular skin now surrounding big, shiny reddish-pink patches.”
Asimov's Science Fiction
“First to appear was a bespectacled, peely-wally, child - molester-looking type.”
A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away
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