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huly

[hoo-lee, hy-lee]
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adjective, adverb Scot.
  1. hooly.

hooly

or hu·ly

[hoo-lee, hy-lee]Scot.
adjective
  1. cautious; gentle.
adverb
  1. cautiously; gently.

Origin of hooly

1300–50; Middle English holy, apparently < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse hōfligr moderate
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