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palla

[pal-uh] /ˈpæl ə/
noun, plural pallae
[pal-ee] /ˈpæl i/ (Show IPA)
1.
a voluminous square of cloth draped around the body as a mantle or wrap, worn by women of ancient Rome.
Origin of palla
1700-1710
1700-10; < Latin
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  • palla involuntarily turned her head and looked at the photograph.

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  • To meet God unexpectedly is nothing to scare one, is it, palla?

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • See here, palla,” he said roughly, “suppose I accept you at your own valuation!

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • “I had heard the volley that killed her,” said palla, in explanation, to nobody in particular.

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  • And he flashed his dazzling smile on palla, who was tucking her copy of the agreement into her muff.

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  • “I think there is,” he said so naïvely that palla was unable to restrain her gaiety.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • Something unusual in his voice––in the sudden grim whiteness of his face––disturbed palla.

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  • “You seem to be very sure about what palla Dumont is likely to do,” said Estridge, smiling.

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  • Why his mother had not spoken of palla to him he did not know.

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  • palla said: “If you will take me out, Jim, we can show everybody the way.”

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