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1530s, typical name for an English woman of the lower class, hence "girl, lass, sweetheart," sometimes also "strumpet," from the pet form of Isabel. Often paired with Tom, as Jill was with Jack.

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  • On this, tib appeared, and they concerted matters to revenge themselves on Baldwyn; how, is not stated.

    Lancashire Folk-lore John Harland
  • Smith at tib I v 70 gives numerous instances of both images.

  • "And you might settle to be naughty with us or with Liddy," said tib, persuasively.

    The Palace in the Garden Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • tib was a puppy that had been given to Jamie by one of his new acquaintances.

    In the Roar of the Sea Sabine Baring-Gould
  • The contest would probably have been attended with fatal results had not tib.

    A Smaller History of Rome William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
  • Sap her a top o reeb and a tib of occabot, is only, Hi, boy!

    The Criminal Havelock Ellis
  • "We may as well use it all to make a play of," said tib, at last, returning to her favourite idea.

    The Palace in the Garden Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • The political disturbance of the times between the tribunate of tib.

    The Roman Poets of the Republic William Young Sellar
  • The Icelandic was, then, ultimately derived either from tib.

    Beowulf R. W. Chambers
  • Commencement of the disturbances under the tribunate of tib.

    A Manual of Ancient History A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren

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