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  • noun Plural form of doyly.


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  • Fancy doylies of fine linen embroidered with silk are sometimes brought in with the finger-bowls; but these are not for utility, the dinner napkin doing service, while the embroidered "fancy" adds a dainty bit of effect to the table decoration.


  • A fine table-cloth may be used; or handsome doylies if the table itself is of handsome finish.


  • Finger-bowls and doylies are brought in on the dessert-plates.


  • We have lots of doylies and silver on the table, but very little to eat.

    Half Portions

  • Mamma packs a few doylies an 'tidies into son's bag, an' some silver to be used in case iv throuble with th 'landlord, an' th 'la-ad throts off to th' siminary.

    Mr. Dooley's Philosophy

  • Except for scattered doylies, the smooth, nut-brown top was bare of cloth; there was a glorious patina to this huge old board, with tiny cracks running like veins across its surface.

    Green Fancy


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