British any of various edible fishes, esp the coalfish
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How to use coley in a sentence
Tony coley of the Outlaws insists, “Some kids need a kick in the butt, some need a pat on the butt, we know the difference.”
No thought of a family being to be made, and of coley being the eldest son, ever interfered for a moment.
A week or two later, in November 1844, came the competition for the Balliol scholarship, but coley was not successful.
Those who knew coley best agree in thinking that this reverse took great effect in rousing his energies.
In fact, the coley of this period and of a good while later had more heart for play than work.
coley attached himself to Merton, though he never looked to permanent residence there.