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  • Below the first form were two classes called upper and lower petties.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 25, April, 1873

  • It is so delightful sometimes to get into dainty petties, and silk stockings, and a darling new gown, just as a matter of course!

    Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby

  • Woodhouse girls went to school in petties and drawers made of material which James had destined for fair summer dresses: petties and drawers of which the little Woodhouse girls were ashamed, for all that.

    The Lost Girl

  • Carmelina usually don't care * too* much if I'm in there with them-they often come to say hello and then just go back to eating, unless they're not hungry, in which case they'll stay for petties for a few minutes.

    Bleeding Espresso

  • Petties (who posts anything? and what are petties?) then my friend, you will not see much change out of 20%.

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • The litigants, he said, local congsmen and donalds, kings of the arans and the dalk-eys, kings of mud and tory, even the goat king of Killorglin, were egged on by their supporters in the shape of betterwomen with bowstrung hair of Carrothagenuine ruddiness, waving crim-son petties and screaming from Isod’s towertop.

    Finnegans Wake

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