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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 is just a girl and I didn't tell her or him what to expect down here.

    The Cottage of Delight Will N. Harben
  • All the physicians in the world will not help Le Gardeur as will your company at Tilly!

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
  • The hot color rushed to Tilly's cheeks and the tears to her eyes as she turned away.

  • We had no information yesterday that Iroquois were within fifty leagues of Tilly.

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
  • Tilly's face shed a smile that was tender and full of thought.

    The Cottage of Delight Will N. Harben
  • But what says Pierre Philibert to the order despatching him to Tilly?

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
  • Tilly echoed the soft little laugh, but she could not dismiss Agnes from her mind.

  • He shook the Bourgeois affectionately by the hand, inviting him to come up to Tilly.

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
  • From the sudden change of his face, Tilly comprehended the relief that must have swept through him at that moment.

    The Cottage of Delight Will N. Harben
  • She put it in my hand as I was embarking for Tilly, and blushed redder than a rose as she did so.

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
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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