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  • proper n. A Scottish surname meaning "garden of hollies".
  • proper n. A female given name derived from the surname,used since the 18th century. Popular in the U.K. in the mid-20th century.
  • proper n. : A male given name.


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  • The name "Lesley Ryder" doesn't scream "Puerto Rican/Mexican," but I assure you, I am very Hispanic.

    Lesley Ryder: After Hamilton, Chasing a Dream

  • "Well, if anyone else asks you about us, just say we've got a friend staying with us called Lesley, " said Anne.

    Five Have Plenty Of Fun

  • While I have no footing to argue with you about Lesley Gore’s version of “He Gives Me Love (La La La)” sank like a stone (because … it did!), I think there’s a flavor of the bombastic in Lesley’s version (including a Spanish-style acoustic guitar) that’s just as present in the Spanish-language original.

    Gruesome Twosome: Crazy About The La La La Edition :

  • A good decision on my part, methinks, and Lesley is really chuffed (me too:)) as it means we'll be seeing a lot of each other IC.

    October 17th, 2005

  • Feeling: Red (real name Lesley but she will always be Red to me!) is over visiting from Dubai and came round to our house yesterday along with my friend Bobbie and both their kids.

    tequilamonky Diary Entry

  • If that's the case I'd do the 9-3 shift but I seem to recall Lesley's husband on the #120 last year as I was going into work and he was getting off to start at the Pizza 5pm shift.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • In a moment we’ll examine such Machiavellian behavior with Machiavelli himself, and look at the politics of friendship as described by Montaigne; but first, a word about Lesley’s consternation and grief, about crying at your own party.


  • The singer—let’s call her Lesley, after the recording artist, Lesley Gore, who first made the tune famous—has asked boyfriend Johnny to her party, only for him to vanish with Judy, who, having also been invited, must be a friend.


  • I know of people who store personal banking information as a contact under an alias name such as "Lesley" for Lloyds.

    IT Management from

  • "Lesley" features a black silk laced bodysuit that can be work underneath the dress, or mix and match the body suit with one of Exclusiva's other outfits.

    Fashion World of SL


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