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  • proper n. A female given name
  • proper n. A surname.


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  • My favourite SMT Jolly, is when they all go off to a very expensive country retreat together to have meetings over how to meet goverment targets.

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  • “You know a boy by the name of Jolly Marks, Mr. Cooper?”

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  • A former police officer with a closet full of miniskirts, a recklessly sharp tongue, and a tendency to deal with men by either beating them up or taking them to bed, she has spent years carving out a life for herself and her son in Jolly Mount, Pennsylvania, the tiny coal-mining town where she grew up.

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  • Thats right, in Jolly Old you can go to jail for defending yourself agianst some scumbag.

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  • But Jolly is better than either of mine, even if it is Christmasy.

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  • Seriously, I chose the name Jolly because it was the name that came to mind as the narrative took that particular turn.

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  • She brought in foods and candies from different Spanish-speaking countries every week, though I never believed her when she called Jolly Ranchers ja-jas.

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  • Grimm was the guy they called Jolly Cholly, and in his playing days he was an outstanding first baseman, a good hitter without the great power.

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  • And when his father shouted her name Jolly was so startled that he forgot he didn't quite know how to fly.

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  • Wistaria Avenue with a garden, and took his wife about with him into society -- a queer sort of society, no doubt -- and that they had two children -- the little chap they called Jolly (considering the circumstances the name struck him as cynical, and old Jolyon both feared and disliked cynicism), and a girl called Holly, born since the marriage.

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