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  • proper n. A spelling variant of Nellie, a diminutive of the female given names Eleanor and Helen.
  • proper n. One of the Frazier Islands where nellies breed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The giant fulmar, Ossifraga gigantea.


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  • Sometimes when it was raining they called Nelly to come over.


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  • The little goat she called Nelly, who fell ill the week before, and gasped out its breath in her arms on a dry heap of hay, gave all the love of its disputed soul to Eleanor.

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  • At the sound of his name Nelly's eyes were suddenly startled: she caught her breath; the colour swept over her face and ebbed away, leaving her paler than before.

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  • In the course of his research, however, Hutchinson dug up an old ship's manifest from 1909 that lists a "Nelly Larsen"--at that time Nella went by "Nelly"--traveling between Copenhagen and New York.

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