Definition of Charleys
1. charley [n] - See also: charley
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Literary usage of Charleys
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Seventy Years of Irish Life: Being Anecdotes and Reminiscences by William Richard Le Fanu (1893)
"WHEN I was in college a favourite amusement of the ingenious youth there was tormenting the old city watchmen, or " charleys " as they were called. ..."
2. The Letters of Charles Dickens by Charles Dickens, Georgina Hogarth, Mamie Dickens (1879)
"Best love to Katie, the two charleys, and all. [To Miss Dickens.} WASHINGTON, Tuesday, Feb. tfh, 1868. I began here last night with great success. ..."
3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1841)
"Thus they knocked one another— these charleys and Christines ; for so they called themselves, though without any good reason ; for may I never see day, ..."
4. The pearl of the Antilles; or, An artist in Cuba by Walter Goodman (1873)
"Mister charleys, who has fortified himself with a strong stimulant, is waiting at the wing for his cue, in company with the ' call-boy' (an old man in this ..."
5. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"A regular chase between me and the charleys all the way to I .ad Lane. 184«. HOOD, Tale of a Trumpet, it. 55. That other old woman, the parish CHARLEY ! ..."
6. Tales of Our Great Families by Edward Walford (1877)
"At last the " charleys " sprang their rattles, and other more vigilant guardians of the West End streets rushed up; but it was not till they were ..."
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