The owner of the parrot bird was a left-over soubrette who had bust in Havana with a road production of The sillies of 1492.
It is just this lot of flatterers and sillies that are ruining her.
But that she should have been assigned a part in the sillies while yet in High School was a compliment beyond her expectations.
So there was a whole lot of sillies bigger than them three sillies at home.
So they were married, and if they didn't live happy ever after, that has nothing to do with the story of the three sillies.
But the sillies went and propped up a milk-pan against the window.
The casts of the sillies invariably comprise the pick of local talent from the two communities.
"Jessie Macpherson says we're a set of sillies," volunteered Betty Scott.
The sillies came all the way here just to be present at the corn roast, and then rushed off without telling us who they were.
So there were a whole lot of sillies bigger than the three sillies at home.
giggles or silliness
Old English gesælig "happy, fortuitous, prosperous" (related to sæl "happiness"), from Proto-Germanic *sæligas (cf. Old Norse sæll "happy," Old Saxon salig, Middle Dutch salich, Old High German salig, German selig "blessed, happy, blissful," Gothic sels "good, kindhearted"), from PIE *sele- "of good mood; to favor," from root *sel- (2) "happy, of good mood; to favor" (cf. Latin solari "to comfort," Greek hilaros "cheerful, gay, merry, joyous").
This is one of the few instances in which an original long e (ee) has become shortened to i. The same change occurs in breeches, and in the American pronunciation of been, with no change in spelling. [Century Dictionary]The word's considerable sense development moved from "happy" to "blessed" to "pious," to "innocent" (c.1200), to "harmless," to "pitiable" (late 13c.), "weak" (c.1300), to "feeble in mind, lacking in reason, foolish" (1570s). Further tendency toward "stunned, dazed as by a blow" (1886) in knocked silly, etc. Silly season in journalism slang is from 1861 (August and September, when newspapers compensate for a lack of hard news by filling up with trivial stories). Silly Putty trademark claims use from July 1949.