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  • n. Plural form of lassie.


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  • Brandanes of the Kings; but she was old and lived alone, except maybe when the young lassies would be doing the scouring of her blankets, tramping like all that, and among the lassies was the saying that Mhari nic Cloidh had the gift.

    The McBrides A Romance of Arran

  • "Och, it's the lassies will be the pleased ones, coiling the blankets round them; it's Auld Kate that kens," and then she gave a screitchy hooch and began to sing in her cracked thin voice --

    The McBrides A Romance of Arran

  • The "doughnuts for doughboys" came about because some of the Salvation Army "lassies" decided that morale would be higher if the men had something good to eat, and doughnuts became the refreshment of choice because of the limited supply of ingredients available to them.

    Kate Kelly: The Woman Behind the Bell Ringers

  • But the boys had the best of it; "lassies" were not deemed worthy to touch the classics, and the classics were everything to him.

    The Education of Catholic Girls

  • He was Scottish in the way in which he lived with one eye on the "lassies" and the other on

    The Art of Letters

  • Somewhere in France these Salvation Army "lassies" are baking pies and

    Winning a Cause World War Stories

  • In Europe the Salvation Army "lassies" worked in the trenches themselves.

    Winning a Cause World War Stories

  • It is normally amusing but should never be offensive, particularly bearing in mind that it will be followed by a reply from the "lassies" concerned.

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  • The holiday is an observance the Chicago Salvation Army started in 1938 to honor the "lassies" of World War I-- women volunteers who served donuts to soldiers behind the front lines in France.


  • During WWI, Salvation Army "lassies" were sent to the front lines of Europe.


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