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  • proper n. A pet form of the female given names Ann and Annie.


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  • "Would you have supposed that Nannie, _Nannie_, of all people! would have had the courage to do such a thing?" he said, nervously; it occurred to him that if he could keep the conversation on Nannie's act, perhaps that -- that name could be avoided.

    The Iron Woman

  • "Just an ordinary Nannie is what I'm looking for."

    Try Anything Twice

  • Mrs. Henry Cabot Lodge known as Nannie, one of the most popular women in Washington and a particular favorite of John Hay.

    The Five of Hearts

  • Occasionally if we had been there for a while I would ask to go to the restroom and he would say yes and I would sneak to the phone in my room and call Nannie and tell her to come save us!

    brile Diary Entry

  • 'Ah, Nannie, that is too big a promise to realize.

    The Carved Cupboard

  • She was eight, and she came with a nurse called Nannie; and to begin with, I did not like her at all.

    Tono Bungay

  • "I'm afraid Mädel will be off in a few minutes, too, if we don't quiet Kathie; hadn't I better call Nannie?"

    We Ten Or, The Story of the Roses

  • Miss Parker had to call Nannie by name before she would go to her class.

    Little Prudy

  • _ "called Nannie from the foot of the stairs," tell Jack that he's got just about three minutes more, as papa has started to put on his overcoat, and he does so dislike to have us late for church.

    We Ten Or, The Story of the Roses

  • We call my grandmother "Nannie," and I noticed a few months ago that after I sent an email to my family mentioning my grandmother, all of these au pair adverts were showing up in the sidebar.

    "Evil" Blogger, Eliza don pay buses, offer to Dr Reid and DARFUR


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