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tody

[toh-dee] /ˈtoʊ di/
noun, plural todies.
1.
any of several small West Indian birds of the family Todidae, related to the motmots and kingfishers, having brightly colored green and red plumage.
Origin of tody
apparently < French todier, based on New Latin Todus a genus, Latin: a kind of small bird
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  • So tody took him by the hand and led him into the little tent and put a little pointed cap on his head, just like tody's own.

    Seven O'Clock Stories Robert Gordon Anderson
  • tody the Clown sat by his side and kept his plate full and his cup full too.

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  • Perhaps the rousing of the odd, fantastic feeling had been favoured by the slumber beginning to encroach on tody and brain.

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  • tody the Clown just wouldn't let Marmaduke and little Wienerwurst go.

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  • "Why all my troubles fly away, quick as a wink," laughed tody.

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  • tody was the funniest and happiest of all, and he made all the children laugh and shout and clap their hands.

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  • His voice wasn't as pleasant as tody's nor the giant's, but what he said was all right.

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  • Now Marmaduke was thinking over something tody the Clown had told him—about making other folks happy.

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  • Just one little one rolled down his right cheek But that was on the other side of tody.

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  • After a while tody turned a somersault, a cartwheel, and a flipflop, and landed right near their seat.

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British Dictionary definitions for tody

tody

/ˈtəʊdɪ/
noun (pl) -dies
1.
any small bird of the family Todidae of the Caribbean, having a red-and-green plumage and long straight bill: order Coraciiformes (kingfishers, etc)
Word Origin
C18: from French todier, from Latin todus small bird
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