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  • proper noun A female given name, nickname for Mary created by rhyming with Molly.
  • proper noun A common pet name for a parrot.


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  • As Polly was rising from her knees after the first prayer Peggy was ushered into the pew, and Polly, _Polly_ under all circumstances, cried impulsively:

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  • "I hope you will forgive father," pleaded Polly of the _Polly_.

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  • [Illustration: "POLLY HASN'T HAD ALL THE MILK," SAID PHRONSIE] "No, I don't," said Polly, from the depths of the old chaise.

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  • [Illustration: "SO NICE, EVERYBODY IS GETTING ON SO WELL," SAID POLLY] "It's so nice," said Polly, sitting down on one of Mrs. Higby's spare-room ottomans, on which that lady had worked a remarkable cat in blue worsted reposing on a bit of green sward, "to think that everybody is getting on so well," and she hugged her lame arm rapturously.

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  • [Illustration: ALEXIA COOLLY READ ON, ONE ARM AROUND POLLY.] "Oh, now," cried Alexia, catching sight of it, "I almost know that's to hurry you back, Polly.

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  • William Chappell claimed it as English because it appeared 3 years before the Museum, in a set of variations for the pianoforte published by Dale, under the title Polly Put the

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  • In 1933, he married Margaret Grubb, whom he called Polly; their first child, Lafayette, was born the following year.

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  • And seventeen-year-old Colin Templer, who has a major crush on Polly, is determined to go to the Crusades so that he can “catch up” to her in age.

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  • What bothered Frederick in Polly was that she attracted him as well as repelled him.


  • Playing with her friend, Nina, they gate crash a funeral at the somewhat forbidding manor house at the end of the lane, where Polly is befriended by Thomas Lynne, a man who seems as out of place as she is.

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