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Tilly

[til-ee] /ˈtɪl i/
noun
1.
Count Johan Tserclaes von
[yoh-hahn tser-klahs fuh n] /ˈyoʊ hɑn tsɛrˈklɑs fən/ (Show IPA),
1559–1632, German general in the Thirty Years' War.
2.
Also, Tillie. a female given name, form of Matilda.
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  • Tilly was to have gone also at that time, but had found it impossible to get away.

  • No reconnaissance had been made in the direction of Tilly and Wavre.

  • "Very possibly, as the traitors are condemned to exile," replied Tilly.

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  • You will not have to walk far, as I have my coach near the pond, behind Tilly's dragoons.

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  • They say that they are gone to the Town-hall to fetch the order for Tilly's horse to withdraw.

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  • And why so, as the dragoons of Tilly are still at their post?

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  • "It IS a pretty building," said Tilly; and, for some reason, she frowned.

  • "I'll give the pattern to her," said Tilly, and she pursued her way.

  • As the young mother opened the door, Tilly entered the parlor.

  • They were not gray, like Tilly's, but a deep violet, with black eyelashes and eyebrows.

British Dictionary definitions for Tilly

Tilly

/ˈtɪlɪ/
noun
1.
Count Johan Tserclaes von (joˈhɑn tsɛrˈklas fɔn). 1559–1632, Flemish soldier, who commanded the army of The Catholic League (1618–32) and the imperial forces (1630–32) in the Thirty Years' War
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