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Curley

[kur-lee] /ˈkɜr li/
noun
1.
James M(ichael) 1874–1958, U.S. politician.
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  • "It's my idea that the gopher isn't in here at all," announced Curley, with emphasis.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas

    Frank Gee Patchin
  • Big-foot, you and Curley stay here until the Pinto gets back.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas

    Frank Gee Patchin
  • How about the way our losses follow Curley Smythe around from table to table?

    Vigorish Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Jeremy, straining at his tether, made out that Curley was not one of them.

    The Black Buccaneer Stephen W. Meader
  • "They might have been the marks of Curley's teeth," said Mr. Kincaid doubtfully.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde Stewart Edward White

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