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- proper n. A diminutive of the male given name Charles.
- proper n. A diminutive of the female names Charlotte and Charlene.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A slang name for a watchman under the old. patrol system in England: given, it is said, because Charles I. in 1640 extended and improved the patrol system of London.
- n. A small pointed beard such as that worn by Charles I. of England and by men of his time; hence the name. It extended from the under-lip and ended in a point just below the chin.
- n. The fox.
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But that night a new way seemed to open to me, and in my eagerness I awoke Charley from a sound sleep.
CBS broke some news Sunday in Charley Casserly saying New England's Tom Brady has three broken ribs.
Wherefore, when I speak harshly of one of your own kind, I know you will not take it amiss; and when I speak high of one of my father's people, you will not take it upon you to say, 'Sitka Charley is Siwash, and there is a crooked light in his eyes and small honor to his tongue.'
What is not accomplished in Charley's statement is captured in fuller measure in the clearest philosophical statement of determinism in the early stories.
Rihanna and Ashley Tisdale stay hip (and comfy) in Charley 5.0 leggings.
Charley is a reminder of the boy's lost innocence.
At a time where patriotism - and, by extension, morality - are equated with a blind deference to the State, Charley is a living reassurance that decency and a sense of what liberty really means are not altogether dead in the late American republic.
Charley is leading the party in a hazardous journey through "the dismal vastness of the Northland."
Charley is convinced his next-door neighbor (a perfect Chris Sarandon) is a vampire, but nobody believes him.
Charley is strong and hearty, making great progress in music; his master says he never met but with one child equal to him; yet (is it not provoking?) he himself hates it, and it is only by the word of command that he ever sits down to the piano.