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  • proper n. Alternative spelling of Tessy.


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  • HOW PEARLIE AND TESSIE SUMMON THEIR ROMANTIC HISTORY is a study in contradiction: Pearlie is romantic; Tessie is pragmatic.

    Tessie and Pearlie

  • It sounds like they don't need Hookers, they need Yentas: "I know this nice girl, the daughter of my cousin Tessie, she's a good girl and knows how to cook; you'll really like her!"

    Pantsbomber psyche laid bare in messageboard archives (corrected) Boing Boing

  • After Trevor’s birth, we called Tessie to tell her our good news and to inform her of her new great-grandson’s name.

    Tessie and Pearlie

  • Sometimes her brother had called her Tessie, but that was all.

    Clockwork Angel

  • It was in his handwriting, and no one else ever called her Tessie.

    City of Glass

  • Theodora Zizmo, whom everyone now calls Tessie, is painting her toenails.


  • We call Tessie to thank her for the card, and I nudge Brock to ask her what she meant by “the best way possible.”

    Tessie and Pearlie

  • Nearly one hundred fifty years later, the granddaughter Toby—now called Tessie—is trying to get out of her recliner chair near a television set, and she is stuck.

    Tessie and Pearlie

  • So, she has taken to calling Tessie for death pep talks.

    Tessie and Pearlie

  • But I was speaking of Tessie, which is very different.

    The King in Yellow


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