Definition of Gawkies
1. gawky [n] - See also: gawky
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Literary usage of Gawkies
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns, William Ernest Henley (1897)
"... slightly sarcastic senne of dancing, as in the text and in the song of Maggie Lander, sometimes attributed to Francis Sempill : — St. IV. 1. 1. gawkies ..."
2. Ancestry, Early Life and War Record of James Oliver, M. D.: Practicing by James Oliver (1916)
"As he went by the Athol Company he bawled out, "Hold up your heads, you Athol gawkies." This did not set very well on the stomachs of the Athol boys. ..."
3. The Atlantic Monthly by Making of America Project (1865)
"... of the universities, — Squire gawkies and Squire Westerns and Tony Lumpkins, Mrs. Malaprops and Lydia Languishes, by the hundred and the thousand. ..."
4. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1870)
"... gawkies, the Maypoles, despair. An American philanthropist has appeared amongst us who is longing to add a piece to the height of man and woman ..."
5. The Autobiography of Leigh Hunt by Leigh Hunt, Thornton Leigh Hunt (1860)
"As to dancers, male dancers are almost always gawkies, compared with female. One forgets the names of the best of them ; but who, that ever saw, ..."