Definition of Purtier
1. purty [adj] - See also: purty
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Literary usage of Purtier
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1. The Gypsies of the Danes' Dike: A Story of Hedge-side Life in England, in by George Searle Phillips (1864)
"You grows purtier and purtier every day." " Don't gammon, Ikey; there 's no good in gammon; and I don't like to have it paid out to me. I 'm no purtier than ..."
2. Holly and Pizen: And Other Stories by Ruth McEnery Stuart (1899)
"(Dat's what de new boss calls 'em, an' I think it sounds a heap purtier 'n des common bow- legs.) Heap o' folks is bow-legged; but fer reg'lar circumf'ence ..."
3. The Freedmen of South Carolina: Address Delivered by J. Miller M'Kim, in by James Miller M'Kim (1862)
"They think Northern " gentle people," "purtier and purtier behaved" than "secesh gentle people." For they see in these Northern gentlemen and ladies not ..."
4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1875)
"... 'pon the back o' un as is 'pon the vore-part o" un.—Feb. iz, 1881. What's a do'd to thy nose? Nif has'na made the rare-part o' thy head purtier'n he was ..."
5. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1898)
"... purtier, wittier colleen than you, Rose, aroo! ALFRED PERCIVAL GRAVES. IRISH LULLABY I'D ROCK my own sweet ..."
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