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stingaree

[sting-uh-ree, sting-uh-ree] /ˈstɪŋ əˌri, ˌstɪŋ əˈri/
noun
1.
a stingray.
Origin of stingaree
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40
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  • "Quite right, Sir Julian; let the blood run into them," said stingaree.

    Stingaree

    E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  • A bank's a bank, and stingaree hasna stuck one up since he took to his trade.

    Stingaree

    E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  • "It's stingaree," he said, drawing a breath through his teeth.

    Stingaree

    E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  • stingaree was still seated in the narrowing shade of his own tent.

    Stingaree

    E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  • "You will now perceive the reason for so many days' delay," said stingaree.

    Stingaree

    E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  • stingaree's were the wider open, and in an instant the less stern.

    Stingaree

    E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  • "I alter myself from time to time," said stingaree, as he struck a light.

    Stingaree

    E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  • But stingaree lit up without a word, and Kentish had the wit to do the same.

    Stingaree

    E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  • "No; I have always read the papers when I could," said stingaree, and suddenly he was smiling.

    Stingaree

    E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  • stingaree had crossed the Murray, and all Victoria was agog with the news.

    Stingaree

    E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
British Dictionary definitions for stingaree

stingaree

/ˈstɪŋəˌriː; ˌstɪŋəˈriː/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian, Austral) a popular name for the stingray
Word Origin
C19: variant of stingray
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