danny


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danny

(ˈdænɪ) or

donny

n, pl -nies
(Anatomy) dialect the hand (used esp when addressing children)
[probably from dandy, childish pronunciation of hand]
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References in classic literature ?
He had brought Danny Ward out from New York, arranged the fight for him with Billy Carthey, the date was three weeks away, and for two days now, carefully concealed from the sporting writers, Carthey had been lying up, badly injured.
"So that's the guy," Danny said, running an appraising eye over his proposed antagonist.
"Gawd!" Danny protested facetiously to the promoter.
If not, then the lines of Danny's hand may have been crossed, I don't know."
But the lines of Danny's hand pointed to ye fair, and I'll assist him to experiment with ye until he's convinced ye're dry."
The appetite and conscience of me and Tobin was congenial to the proposition, though 'twas sticking hard in Danny's superstitions to think that a few drinks and a cold lunch should represent the good fortune promised by the palm of his hand.
"An' they did that on the Ohio, too, Danny. See?" said Tom Platt, laughing.
"Danny, ye lie on the cable an' sleep all day," said Long Jack.
"I did a little better that time, Danny," said Penn, whose eyelids were heavy with sleep.
Danny, I'd have lost the beer to ha' given him the belting he requires."
"But would you ha' shot him, Danny, if he had lived?"
'Danny Deever,' 'Pharaoh and the Sergeant,' 'Fuzzy Wuzzy,' 'The Ballad of East and West,' 'The Last Chantey,' 'Mulholland's Contract,' and many others, are splendidly stirring, but their colloquialism and general realism put them on a very different level from the work of the great masters who express the deeper truths in forms of permanent beauty.