Definition of Nellie bly
1. Noun. Muckraking United States journalist who exposed bad conditions in mental institutions (1867-1922).
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1. Authentic Reading Practice Grades 4-6 by Jo Ellen Moore (2001)
"She used the pen name nellie bly. (Sometimes authors use pen names instead of their own ... On November 14,1889, nellie bly sailed out of New York harbor. ..."
2. The Mines Handbook: An Enlargement of the Copper Hand Book; a Manual of the by Walter Harvey Weed (1918)
"In 1916, BW ited the nellie bly mine under lease and bond. near Lordsburg, ... reported ining parallel with porphyry dikes. ent: the nellie bly mine, ..."
3. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1890)
"1325 The Martyrdom of Madeline, by Robert Buchanan 20 1336 Annan Water, by Robert Buchanan 20 1334 Six Months in Mexico by nellie bly го 1394 A Crown of ..."
4. The American Stud Book by Jockey Club (New York, N.Y.), Sanders Dewees Bruce (1898)
"nellie bly, b. or tor. m., foaled 1888; owned by Gideon & Daly. Holmdel, NJ By Stratford. ... nellie bly, (Imported), br. m., foaled 1889; imp. in utero; ..."
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