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  1. Vesta (ˈvɛstə), original name Matilda Alice Powles. 1864–1952, British music-hall entertainer, best known as a male impersonator
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Examples from the Web for tilley

Historical Examples of tilley

  • Succeeded Tilley as lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick, 1878.

    The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History


  • 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