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Esmerelda

fem. proper name, from Spanish, literally "emerald."

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  • "I will be there presently, esmerelda," I said, turning away.

    Medoline Selwyn's Work Mrs. J. J. Colter
  • esmerelda had described the cottage so minutely that I had no trouble in recognizing it.

    Medoline Selwyn's Work Mrs. J. J. Colter
  • A week or two after this esmerelda informed me one morning that there were great rejoicings in the Mill Road.

    Medoline Selwyn's Work Mrs. J. J. Colter
  • Pressing her hand gently I turned to leave, when I saw esmerelda coming out of the door after me.

    Medoline Selwyn's Work Mrs. J. J. Colter
  • "Aunt esmerelda might see me and ask what I was doing," she answered.

  • Every one that can dress becomingly claims that title with us; I presume esmerelda with the rest.

    Medoline Selwyn's Work Mrs. J. J. Colter
  • He and esmerelda are afraid and want me to fix up the rooms over the stable.

  • Hastily opening it, I met esmerelda, who had come to announce the arrival of her neighbors.

    Medoline Selwyn's Work Mrs. J. J. Colter
  • Now Mrs. Blake gave me particulars that the dress-loving esmerelda had failed to note.

    Medoline Selwyn's Work Mrs. J. J. Colter
  • I was a good deal surprised at receiving a letter through such a source, especially as esmerelda whispered me to secrecy.

    Medoline Selwyn's Work Mrs. J. J. Colter

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