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netty

/ˈnɛtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
(Northeast English, dialect) a lavatory, originally an earth closet
Word Origin
of obscure origin
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  • Hope you'll vote the Whig ticket, netty, when you get your rights.

    The Ghost William. D. O'Connor
  • netty was not the netty of an hour ago, or she would have coaxed him out of it.

    The Ghost William. D. O'Connor
  • But the Captain has walked off with ‘netty’—forgotten all about her, I guess.

    Dorothy on a Ranch Evelyn Raymond
  • netty, you must take a message to your father,” Mrs. Swinton directed.

    The Scarlet Feather Houghton Townley
  • netty came rushing up to him with the news of what had happened in the church.

    The Scarlet Feather Houghton Townley
  • She missed netty; yes, even netty would have been a comfort.

    The Scarlet Feather Houghton Townley
  • Her first letter home was written to netty, not to her husband.

    The Scarlet Feather Houghton Townley
  • netty gave no clue at all to the real state of affairs at home.

    The Scarlet Feather Houghton Townley
  • netty was called into counsel to decide what was to be done.

    The Scarlet Feather Houghton Townley
  • netty, soft-footed and soft-voiced, returned to announce that the carriage was ready.

    The Scarlet Feather Houghton Townley

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