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colly

colly

verb col·ly \ˈkä-lē\
col·liedcol·ly·ing

Definition of COLLY

transitive verb
dial chiefly British
:  to blacken with or as if with soot

Origin of COLLY

alteration of Middle English colwen, from Old English *colgian, from Old English col coal
First Known Use: 1590

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