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  • The Cornish use the word 'dreckly' to mean soon (or 'directly', I guess).

    unknown title 2009

  • The Cornish use the word 'dreckly' to mean soon (or 'directly', I guess).

    unknown title 2009

  • And then after the cotton was ginned they took it to the press and you could hear that screw go z-m-m-m and dreckly that 'block and tickle' come down.

    Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Arkansas Narratives, Part 7 Work Projects Administration

  • Wife, she was cryin 'by this time, an' parson, he claired his th'oat an 'coughed, an' then he commenced walkin 'up an' down, an 'dreckly he stopped, an' says he, speakin 'mighty reverential an' serious:

    Short Stories for English Courses Rosa Mary Redding [Editor] Mikels

  • Why, dreckly as they let it be nown as they was a willin to make room in their bewtifool Galery for any of the finest picters in the hole country as peepel was wantin to send there, jest to let the world no as they'd got 'em, and that they wos considered good enuff by the

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 102, April 30, 1892 Various

  • Medical Journal has always to be brought to him dreckly it comes.

    The Philanderer George Bernard Shaw 1903

  • We doan't knaw 'bout oal these things, sur, but anyhow, Maaster Roger was missin 'dreckly after his father's funerl, and hev never bin seed alive since.

    Roger Trewinion Joseph Hocking 1898

  • "What we do we must do dreckly, Maaster Jasper," he said; "they be watchin 'for we."

    The Birthright Joseph Hocking 1898

  • 'Ogre's wife, I'll eat _you_, if you don't get me somefin to eat too-dreckly.'

    Hoodie Mrs. Molesworth 1880

  • "I means to tear it right off dreckly," said the boy, grinning.

    Young Robin Hood George Manville Fenn 1870


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  • "We'll be back dreckly. Dad might be awake, eh."

    Cloudstreet by Tim Winton, p 16 of the Graywolf Press hardcover edition

    March 25, 2010