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berley

[bur-lee] /ˈbɜr li/
noun, Australian
1.
chum2 (defs 1, 2).
Origin of berley
1870-1875
1870-75; of obscure origin
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  • Somehow berley had secured a place directly behind the rail in the first tier of seats.

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  • As if to escape the sight, berley Todd turned and glided silently up the hill.

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  • Her eyes were dreamy as she stared at the fire, that petite, vivacious little lady, berley Todd.

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  • Rising as if to break the spell that had been cast upon her, berley Todd went whirling through a wild dance.

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  • He was destined to learn much regarding the true nature of that mysterious young person who called herself berley Todd.

    The Galloping Ghost Roy J. Snell
  • As berley stole a glance at the young football star she read approval in his eyes, and was satisfied.

    The Galloping Ghost Roy J. Snell
  • Closing the door softly behind her, berley Todd stepped out upon the short platform which served both as doorstep and dock.

    The Galloping Ghost Roy J. Snell
  • From time to time, as the teams moved toward the center of the field, Red had stolen a glance at berley Todd.

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British Dictionary definitions for berley

berley

/ˈbɜlɪ/
noun
1.
bait scattered on water to attract fish
2.
(slang) rubbish; nonsense
verb (transitive)
3.
to scatter (bait) on water
4.
to hurry (someone); urge on
Word Origin
origin unknown
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