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  • proper n. A female given name, a spelling variant of Thecla.


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  • The man, whom we already know as Theckla the Thracian, paid no heed to the attention which he had aroused, but strode onwards, stepping as lightly as a deer, until he reached the fringe of the soldiers.

    The Last Galley Impressions and Tales

  • Every one began to laugh, but Theckla and I louder than the others, and indeed so loudly, that my father reproved us by repeating the old proverb: 'At table as at church.'

    Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No 3, September 1863 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • -- ` I have lived and loved, 'as Theckla says; and there is no hope of my getting on here!

    She and I, Volume 2 A Love Story. A Life History.

  • While Sister Theckla was gone, all the little girls went to the windows, and all the tiny girls looked at the rain coming down, coming down in drops, so many drops; and so fast the drops came that they seemed to come in long strings of drops straight from the sky.

    Somebody's Little Girl

  • When all the people on the high, cool mountains heard about all that the lady knew, and all that Sister Theckla told, and all that Bessie

    Somebody's Little Girl

  • Then Sister Theckla came to take all the little girls to the room where so many chairs sat in so many rows, and she too said: "Yes, you must beg her pardon."

    Somebody's Little Girl

  • Sister Theckla, who always stayed the one hour in that room, had gone to say to the Sisters that the one hour was over, and that it was raining, and what must the little girls do now?

    Somebody's Little Girl

  • Oh! Sister Mary Felice looked at Sister Theckla, and Sister Theckla looked at Sister Mary Felice -- and they both said: "Where did she learn that?"

    Somebody's Little Girl

  • Bessie Bell was listening so that she had almost stopped crying, but now when Sister Story Felice and Sister Theckla both said to the little girl, "Yes, you must beg pardon," then the little girl began to cry, too.

    Somebody's Little Girl

  • Bell's hand -- closer than Sister Angela, or Sister Theckla, or even

    Somebody's Little Girl


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