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n. (context now chiefly dialectal English) likeness; resemblance; look aspect; species; character.

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Bly (surname)

Bly is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • John Bly, English antiques specialist
  • Nellie Bly, American journalist, author, industrialist, and charity worker.
  • Robert Bly, author of Iron John (book)
  • Terry Bly (1935–2009), footballer who played for Norwich City and Peterborough United

Usage examples of "bly".

They mostly got out of the way as the mermaid again went over the side and Bly cast off the lines fore and aft, then went leisurely to the large wheel located in the rear.

Tiana, in particular, was critical to Bly in spotting ever-changing hazards, and while she took to the water as if born a mermaid, thanks to instinctual skills and reflexes that came with the body, she had a lot to learn about hazards, and particularly what was and was not important to the captain.

There were still light showers, but the wind had shifted and Bly decided to get underway.

After Macore and Bly went ashore, the others grew restless, with the bright lights and noise of a massive and living cosmopolitan city crisscrossed with a network of canals and levees.

Macore and Bly tried to make some peace between them and finally got the whole story.

Macore said to Bly as they passed beyond sight of land and picked up a stiff breeze.

She had been warned by Bly that this area was hostile to mermaids of her markings, and she decided to forgo any chance at ocean swimming for now.

Macore and Bly went ashore, the others grew restless, with the bright lights and noise of a massive and living cosmopolitan city crisscrossed with a network of canals and levees.

Rodeo in Bluff Springs, drew back against the corral, his keen gray eyes on the girl who was passing with Bill Bly, the rodeo star.

As for Bly, Deke would not have liked him even if he had not been with Carol Bell.

Bill Bly was a splendidly built man, two hundred and ten pounds of muscle, and easily over six feet.

Bill Bly was the hero of the rodeo world and Deke Murphy was an unknown, a hard-faced youngster who had dropped off a freight train and rustled a job handling stock for the rodeo.

All he knew was horses and cattle, and if he made an enemy of Bly he would be blackballed around every rodeo in the country.

Bill Bly watched his horse being saddled for him and then turned to greet Carol as she walked up.

His eyes followed the leaders of the Grand Parade, looking enviously at Bill Bly riding beside Carol Bell.