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hooly

or huly

[hoo-lee, hy-lee] /ˈhu li, ˈhü li/ Scot.
adjective
1.
cautious; gentle.
adverb
2.
cautiously; gently.
Origin of hooly
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English holy, apparently < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse hōfligr moderate
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