from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete (Middle English) or dialectal (Scotch) form of holy.


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  • "Just that," said he, solemnly, "a guid man an 'haly' was auld Paul.

    Richard Carvel — Volume 04

  • I'm sad that Robert English isnt in it but I can't wait to see what haly joel osmaond does with the character of freddy couger.

    Brandon's Report: On the Set of A Nightmare on Elm Street «

  • The pepil richt affrayitly, returnit to him out of all partis of the wod, to comfort him efter his trubill; and fell on kneis, devotly adoring the haly croce; for it was not cumin but sum hevinly providence, as weill apperis; for thair is na man can schaw of quhat mater it is of, metal or tre.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • This religious man dissuadit the king, be mony reasonis, to pas to this huntis; and allegit the day wes so solempne, be reverence of the haly croce, that he suld gif him erar, for that day, to contemplation, than ony othir exersition.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • The king, incontinent, send his traist servandis in France and Flanderis, and brocht richt crafty masonis to big this abbay; syne dedicat it in the honour of this haly croce.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • Than the king kest abak his handis betwix the tindis of this hart, to haif savit him fra the strak thairof; and the haly croce slaid, incontinent, in his handis.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • The precentor is called by Allen Ramsay, —‘The Letter-Gae of haly rhyme.

    Chapter XI

  • She saw again the little fires built along the shore and atop of the piles of grain, round which sat the white, the black, and the yellow-robed riverine folk in the crimson glare; while from the banks came the cry: "Alla-haly, 'm alla-haly!" as stalwart young Arabs drew in from the current to the bank some stubborn, overloaded khiassa.

    Donovan Pasha, and Some People of Egypt — Complete

  • For the haly Spirite, quhilk can never be divided fra the richt institution of the Lord Jesus, wil not frustrat the faithfull of the fruit of that mysticall action: Bot all thir, we say, cummis of trew faith, quhilk apprehendis Christ Jesus, who only makis this Sacrament effectuall unto us.

    The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches.

  • Christ Jesus his haly Evangel, to their natural Countrymen, and unto all uther realmes professand the same Lord Jesus with them, wish Grace,

    The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches.


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