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Vesta (ˈvɛstə), original name Matilda Alice Powles. 1864–1952, British music-hall entertainer, best known as a male impersonator
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  • Succeeded tilley as lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick, 1878.

  • Mr. tilley said his ideas was far too advanced for a small town.

  • Leastways it would be if it wasn't for my gell, tilley, there.

    The Chequers James Runciman
  • Miss tilley muttered something, but she preserved her smile and only said, "I tell my husband as you took care of us."

    The Chequers James Runciman
  • Mr. tilley, the old gentleman that teaches elementary drawing to the little girls in the diocesan school, that's all right.

    The Pool in the Desert Sara Jeanette Duncan
  • But when I told her that Mr. tilley had been talking to me that day, she interrupted me quickly.

  • Cintilla, or tilley, will bring the magic oil; so Judith goes upstairs leisurely.

    It Never Can Happen Again

    William De Morgan
  • An interesting incident occurred in 1827, at the time young tilley commenced to attend the grammar school.

    Wilmot and Tilley James Hannay
  • A meeting was called a few nights later in Carleton to confirm the nomination, and at that meeting tilley was present.

    Wilmot and Tilley James Hannay
  • The battle of confederation had been won, and the triumph was mainly due to the efforts of the Hon. Mr. tilley.

    Wilmot and Tilley James Hannay

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