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  • In a “noice clean floy” rented from a Cockney liveryman, Hay and King trotted through green woods, listened to the song of the cuckoo, and inspected ancient churches.

    The Five of Hearts

  • Among the guests was a spectacularly drunk Kerouac, who drifted off when not blurting non sequiturs -- at one point Kerouac shouted, apropos of nothing, "Flat-faced floogee with the floy, floy!"

    What to Down in a Down Market

  • "May Ould Nick floy away wid me av it ain't a house!"

    Frank Merriwell Down South

  • I weaänt breäk rules fur Doctor, a knaws naw moor nor a floy;

    Northern Farmer

  • He's a cliver little pony, but he's not a floy; and I never knew that even a floy could stand on a wall with a cart and doctor's medicine bags a-hanging on to it.

    The Mermaid A Love Tale

  • An Jud let floy a good un, an th 'mon wi' th 'spunge had to pick th' blackeymoor up this toime an put th 'ruddle upo' his faace just at-under th'ee.

    English Dialects From the Eighth Century to the Present Day

  • I weänt breäk rules for Doctor, a knaws naw moor nor a floy;

    Enoch Arden & c.

  • Release all sockeye and chinook with floy (anchor) tag attached.

    The Seattle Times

  • A sample of redband trout and mountain whitefish are also tagged with a numbered floy tag protruding from the back.

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  • Anglers who later catch a trout or whitefish with a floy tag are encouraged to release the fish after recording the tag number, fish length and location caught.

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