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Definition of Peskily
1. pesky [adv] - See also: pesky
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Literary usage of Peskily
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1. Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded by John Russell Bartlett (1860)
"... The post-office accounts were the next bother; and they puzzled all on us peskily. — Maj. Downing's Letters, p. 139. PESKY. 1. Plaguy, confounded. ..."
2. Letters of J. Downing, a Major, Downingville Militia, Second Brigade, to His by Charles Augustus Davis (1834)
"And I am peskily afeard, that seein the Law says none of our folks shall borrow money without consent of Congress (and which, upon the hull, ..."
3. The Story of Our National Ballads by C. A. Browne (1919)
"I wanted peskily to get To give to my Jemima. And there I see a swamping gun, Large as a log of maple, Upon a mighty little cart; A load for father's cattle ..."
4. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1831 She was the mother pardon—of people o establ ishment. —T he i. 122. (Lond.) 1833 " Well, as I was saj ' Banks of the Ohio,' Pesky, Plaguy. peskily ..."
5. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1870)
"And then the feathers in his cap, They looked so tarnal fine-a ; I wanted peskily to get And give 'em to Jemima. When the British troops under the Marquis ..."
6. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1850)
"... then- eight dollars a-day, they are doing nothing for the ked'ntry; and, instead of clamping the glorious Union, and making it strong, we are peskily ..."