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  • If our lives as mothers are going to pratty much consist of seeing toys and picking them up 24-7, why not lay down the law and have only beautiful toys?

    It's All About What I Have to Pick Up Off the Floor.

  • I would like the death penalty for pratty drivers that drive a foot from your back bumper.

    One Faces Death One Does Not

  • “The drove can pe gang two, three, four miles very pratty weel indeed” — said the cautious Highlander; “put what would his honour pe axing for the peasts pe the head, if she was to tak the park for twa or three days?”

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • That seems as pratty as John Lennon's quip about the Beatles being more popular than Jesus Christ.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • "The drove can pe gang two, three, four miles very pratty weel indeed --" said the cautious Highlander; "put what would his honour pe axing for the peasts pe the head, if she was to tak the park for twa or three days?"

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 280, October 27, 1827

  • An 'th' few that could were awlus piked up pratty quick for wives -- for them as married 'em had no need to work theirsels, and had lots o 'time on their hands for laking

    Lancashire Idylls (1898)

  • Milly wondered 'if th' lass 'ud be pratty,' and 'what colour her een' ud be '; while old Joseph declared' hoo'd be mighty high-minded, but that hoo were comin 'to wheer hoo'd be takken daan a bit.'

    Lancashire Idylls (1898)

  • He used to kape his greyhounds, and he had as pratty a mare as the 'wuz in Lowestoft.

    Edward FitzGerald and "Posh" "Herring Merchants"

  • Here's a pratty home and a lovely garden come up from the ocean depths to shield and shelter ye; and ye shall have bonny fruits and flowers to pleasure ye, after the strife and turmoil you have been undergoing.

    Yr Ynys Unyg The Lonely Island

  • There is the bonny island ready to receive us, and the pratty ship has borne us safe and sound, as far as she weel could, and now she is safe on a soft sand bank, and no harm to speak on.

    Yr Ynys Unyg The Lonely Island

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