Every precaution is taken, but still there will be many a slip between this pheasant cup and charlies lip, I am afraid.
Not that he had any exalted idea of charlies ability as a farmer.
Probably dropped out of either Donovans or charlies pockets and got kicked under that loose flooring in the gale last night.
With charlies toy drum strung round his neck on a narrow blue ribbon, he was distinctly mirth-inspiring.
charlies one of those big-souled men who never accumulate anything, and he is blunt and hearty in his manner.
But the wood was hard, and the knife was blunt, and charlies fingers were very small.
They had never thought of charlies voice, which was about as deep as a full grown mans!
The men had gone home and it was all dark except for the headlights on charlies car.
Their sylvan life, Pamelas and charlies, was almost as unknown to her as that of the birds they watched.
When Ruth hastened to the court the brancardiers had shuffled in with the last of charlies load and he was cranking up his car.
masc. proper name, familiar form of Charles (also see -y (3)); 1965 in Vietnam War U.S. military slang for "Vietcong, Vietcong soldier," probably suggested by Victor Charlie, military communication code for V.C. (as abbreviation of Viet Cong), perhaps strengthened by World War II slang use of Charlie for Japanese soldiers, which itself is probably an extension of the 1930s derogatory application of Charlie to any Asian man, from fictional Chinese detective Charlie Chan.
Other applications include "a night watchman" (1812); "a goatee beard" (1834, from portraits of King Charles I and his contemporaries); "a fox" (1857); "a woman's breasts" (1874); "an infantryman's pack" (World War I); and "a white man" (Mr. Charlie), 1960, American English, from black slang.
Army C-rations, packages of tinned and dried food
[1970s+ Army; fr Charlie, the letter C in the military phonetic alphabet formerly used for voice communication]
The Vietcong or a Vietcong soldier
[Vietnam War armed forces; fr Victor Charlie, military voice alphabet designation for VC]