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 for colly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Collie \Col"lie\ (k[o^]l"l[y^]), n. [Gael. cuilean whelp, puppy,
     dog.] (Zool.)
     The Scotch shepherd dog. There are two breeds, the
     rough-haired and smooth-haired. It is remarkable for its
     intelligence, displayed especially in caring for flocks.
     [Written also colly, colley.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Colly \Col"ly\, n. [From Coal.]
     The black grime or soot of coal. [Obs.] --Burton.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Colly \Col"ly\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Collied; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Collying.]
     To render black or dark, as of with coal smut; to begrime.
     [Archaic.]
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           Thou hast not collied thy face enough.   --B. Jonson.
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           Brief as the lighting in the collied night. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Colly \Col"ly\, n.
     A kind of dog. See Collie.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  colly
      v 1: make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes
           when you play outside!" [syn: dirty, soil, begrime,
           grime, colly, bemire] [ant: clean, make clean]

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