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  • Poor little Mrs. Troop was there, tightly buttoned up in her "store clothes," running hither and thither, and protesting to the auctioneer that the "sofy" was worth "twicet as much's Sim Rathbone give for 't."

    The Happy Venture

  • These will actually circle a porcupine like this real fast, and then try to bite him on the bottom, and the porcupine is real sofy.

    CNN Transcript Dec 24, 2009

  • My dear the Major has Mr. Buffle brought up our steps and whisked into the parlour and carted out on the sofy, and then he and all the rest of them without so much as a word burst away again full speed leaving the impression of a vision except for Mr. Buffle awful in his blanket with his eyes a rolling.

    Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy

  • “Now, mademoiselle,” repeats Mr. Bucket, making no demonstration except with the finger, “you sit down upon that sofy.”

    Bleak House

  • “Now, mademoiselle,” says Mr. Bucket in a cool determined way, “you go and sit down upon that sofy.”

    Bleak House

  • Major added up the tables chairs and sofy, the picters fenders and fire-irons their own selves me and the cat and the eyes in Miss

    Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings

  • He bust open the bedroom door; missis lay quite pale and stony on the sofy; the babby was screechin from the craddle; Miss Betsy was sprawlin over missis; and Mrs. Shum half on the bed and half on the ground: all howlin and squeelin, like so many dogs at the moond.

    The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush

  • If I was to be taken away sudden myself, I shouldn't want to have it said afterwards that there was wisps under my sofy or -- there!

    The Passing of Sister Barsett

  • Mrs Rothwell was lying on a ` sofy, 'and there was wine on a table close by, and the young ladies was all crowding round the fire, contradicting their mother, and quarrelling with one another.

    Nearly Lost but Dearly Won

  • "No, you don't sleep on no sofy; not while I can crawl about," she declared, and Elsie followed her up-stairs.

    Elsie Marley, Honey

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