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  • Sure, Toady is – in form if not in name – pretty literal, whereas Beaver is – in form and name – entirely figurative, but still.

    Ask Me About My Beaver | Her Bad Mother

  • I have mentioned this on many an occasion to my husband, who thinks that Toady is the worst possible comfort object, ever.

    Ask Me About My Beaver | Her Bad Mother

  • "Toady," he whispered to the other boy, sitting silent and motionless where he had dropped when Tabitha had left them an hour before.

    Tabitha's Vacation

  • "Toady" liked me to come up and lie upon the bed, where he could stroke me with his long, thin hand, and at first I used to do this.

    Novel Notes

  • "Toady" was always asking for me, and they tried to keep me with him: he seemed to lie easier when I was there.

    Novel Notes

  • "Toady" had nothing else to love, not even himself.

    Novel Notes

  • I succeeded at length, however, and, once outside the door, I put sufficient distance between myself and the house to ensure my not being captured, for I knew "Toady" so long as he lived would never cease hoping to get me back.

    Novel Notes

  • The same article informs us that the word 'Toady' derives from the 18th century, when some fellow used to swallow toads as a confidence trick.

  • Is Adam "Toady" Boulton competing with Nick "Toenails" Robinson to see who can crawl furthest up Brown's arsehole?

    British Blogs

  • "'I remained two years with" Toady, "and was very happy indeed.

    Novel Notes


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