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  • adv. In a fat way.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Grossly; greasily.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Grossly; greasily.
  • In a lumbering manner, as of a fat person.


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  • I could picture it, the fuselage sitting fatly—singed at the edges, perhaps, burned?

    The Legacy

  • My parents always grew tomatoes in the garden and the only way I remember eating them when I was little was in BLTs or fatly sliced with a bit of salt and pepper.

    So Long Boise....Thanks for all the Tomatoes

  • Instantly he was falling through clear air, unobscured by clouds, only the moon was out on this side of the world, and glowing fatly in the evening sky.

    Blood Ninja II

  • "Our colonial taste runs to more extrav'gant colours, but since your ac-cent marks you as English, why, you best look it," says he, chuckling fatly as though he'd never put a point to my throat in his life.


  • His attempt at graceful escape was foiled by the sudden appearance of Rupert, fatly resplendent in ruffled shirt and gold-laced coat, who popped out of the narrow gate like a cork from a bottle.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • If the president of a bank breaks its rules by promoting his girl friend and fatly raising her pay, we must not conclude that he did anything wrong.

    James Heffernan: Whatever Would Wolfie Have Done Without the Passive Voice?

  • The Street already is staffed pretty fatly, with more than 211,000 working in the deal-making parts of investment banks in 2007, lumped together under "institutional securities."

    Deal Makers:

  • The once aggressive and fatly endowed programs for combating malaria, yellow fever and dengue got lumped into generic, one-stop disease - prevention departments, with ever-shrinking budgets.

    The Bug Is Back

  • You should have grain from the eastern provinces to feed your legions right fatly!

    Antony and Cleopatra

  •     Melting lapt in flame fatly the slippery caul.

    Poems and Fragments


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