- to blacken as with coal dust; begrime.
- grime; soot.
Origin of colly
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We remember these words later, when the sun of reason is 'collied,' blackened and blotted out in total eclipse.Shakespearean Tragedy
A. C. Bradley
- soot or grime, such as coal dust
- (tr) to begrime; besmirch
Word Origin for colly
C16: ultimately from Old English col coal
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