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Dilly (plural, Dillies)

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Stage-coaches. They first began to run in 1779. An abbreviation of the French word diligence (q.v.). “Derby dilly.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Diggings
Diggory
Digit
Dignitary (A)
Dignus Vindice Nodus (Latin)
Dii Penatēs (Latin)
Dilemma
Dilettantë (Italian)
Diligence
Diligence
Dilly (plural, Dillies)
Dim and Distant Future (The)
Dimanche (Monsieur)
Dimetæ
Dimissory
Dimity
Dinah (Aunt)
Dinde
Dine (To)
Dine Out (To)
Ding (A)