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  • proper n. A female given name, diminutive of Florence.


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  • Chev came dancing in to tell me that Flossy is engaged to David Hall.

    Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910

  • "Our cat's called Flossy; what's your cat called?"

    Boycotted And Other Stories

  • “Oy, Mime!” called Flossy Norstrup-Fitzwilliam from across the locker room, as Mimah towel-dried her hair after showering and slipped into a pair of gray St. C’s tracksuit bottoms with two yellow stripes down each leg. “

    Everything but the Truth

  • She was by no means the nurse, yet there was a little golden-haired "Flossy" in the sunny room upstairs whose devoted slave she was, and whose mother felt that Mattie's loving, watchful care over her darling was only second to her own, and was so to be relied upon, by day and night, as to repay tenfold whatever she might have done for the girl.

    Ester Ried Yet Speaking

  • So they called the seal "Flossy", and warmed frozen milk for it -- great stores of which had been taken on board, -- and fed it with a spoon, and soon the wee thing knew Pansy, and used to crawl and waddle after her.

    Crusoes of the Frozen North

  • 'Flossy' you tell me about (of all the fool names I ever hearn tell of, that beats all, -- sounds like a wax doll, with her clo'se sewed on!), was she a young woman? "

    Timothy's Quest A Story for Anybody, Young or Old, Who Cares to Read It

  • "Flossy," he said at last, "it is an immense question!

    Ester Ried Yet Speaking

  • "Flossy," she would say, "what are you going to do -- with the girl?

    Ester Ried Yet Speaking

  • Owner of an independent taxi service, I was initially skeptical of his 'Flynt Flossy' royal blue BMW with rims.

    Chie Davis: Caribbean Holiday Travel-Do's & Don'ts for Female Travelers

  • Flossy reader blog time: Jenn shares her blog, which is “all about stage combat, stunt arts, martial arts, other movement arts … and sometimes literature!”

    mental_floss Blog » 2010 » February


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