from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A surname of French origin.
- proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.
- proper n. A female given name.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common European blackbird, Turdus merula or Merula vulgaris. See cut under blackbird.
- n. An obsolete form of marl.
- n. A West Indian name for orioles of the genus Cassicus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. common black European thrush
Didn't a piece of farm machinery do in Merle Watson?
Last summer term Merle had considered herself the chosen chum of Iva Westwood, but now Iva had completely fallen into the arms of Kitty Trefyre.
The case for Harry Truman was made by Harry Truman in Merle Miller's Plain Speaking.
The Drummer is about, well, a drummer, whose name isn't really any of those he goes by in the novel, so we'll just call him Merle, which is one of them.
"Well, anyway," called Merle, still in hushed tones, "I guess I got enough berries from this place."
"Here's another," called Merle, pausing on his way toward the fence.
Another classic sentence refers to a Merle Haggard documentary: ''Among those interviewed were his two ex-wives, Kris Kristofferson and Robert Duvall.''
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"Merle," observed Aunt Agatha, a little dryly, "we may as well leave off there, for it seems that you and I are to have our estate among the labouring men in this very valley."
"Merle," he asked, "what do you think your father is worth altogether?"