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- n. A given name to a young female person or girl.
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I hadn't my Bible with me on this cruise, savin 'yer presences an' I couldn't think of any girls 'names out of it: but Eve or Queen of Sheba, an' they didn't seem very fit, so I asked one of me mates, an 'he says, for his part he guessed Bellzebub was as pretty a girl's name as any, so I guv her that.
The girl's name was Patience Crabstick, and she could do hair well.
Linny sounded like a girl's name and could well be an abbreviation of Elaine.
There'll be no scandal, no aspersions cast on either Hyde or Shrewsbury, no legatine muck-raking, no ballad-makers running off dirty rhymes about monks and their women, and hawking them round the markets, no bishops bearing down on us with damning visitations, no carping white monks fulminating about the laxity and lechery of the Benedictines … And no foul blight clinging round that poor girl's name and blackening her for life.