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  • proper n. A diminutive of the female given names Frances and Francine.


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  • The other, let's call her Frannie, was black, just as fashionable and as much of a trendsetter, but not allowed in those "invitation only" groups that Sally was president of.

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  • She told everyone to call her Frannie and it stuck.

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  • Mogel, our prized leader, and his anonymous friend (who we'll just call Frannie) stopped by my house for a little while.

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  • They had two children - Wendy (known as Frannie) and Brett, who went on to become one of Australia's most renowned artists.

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  • "Frannie," she said, in a voice so thick with sorrow I almost didn't hear the word.

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  • My friend "Frannie" did not receive a promotion in her department, and I think I know why -- her appearance.

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  • "Frannie" announcements on Wednesday, which initially met with a response similar to a gal realizing that her boyfriend is going to wear sweat pants on a date.

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  • But as government committees are, in reality, animals with four hind legs that only move in reverse, and given the legislative history on reform here, there's a good chance 'Frannie' reform will remain entombed in Congress along with

  • Francesca 'Frannie' Nora Bateman enjoyed a fruit snack - and kept a tight grip on dad's hair!

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