• Sally hanging a sock on a line in the kitchen
    Sally hanging a sock on a line in the kitchen
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sally a venture off the beaten path "a sally into the wide world beyond his home"
    • n sally a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position
    • n sally witty remark
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Actress Sally Field was paid $4,000 a week for her role in the TV show The Flying Nun
    • Sally A flight of fancy, liveliness, wit, or the like; a flashing forth of a quick and active mind. "The unaffected mirth with which she enjoyed his sallies ."
    • Sally A leaping forth; a darting; a spring.
    • Sally A rushing or bursting forth; a quick issue; a sudden eruption; specifically, an issuing of troops from a place besieged to attack the besiegers; a sortie. "Sallies were made by the Spaniards, but they were beaten in with loss."
    • Sally An excursion from the usual track; range; digression; deviation. "Every one shall know a country better that makes often sallies into it, and traverses it up and down, than he that . . . goes still round in the same track."
    • v. i Sally To leap or rush out; to burst forth; to issue suddenly; as a body of troops from a fortified place to attack besiegers; to make a sally. "They break the truce, and sally out by night.""The foe retires, -- she heads the sallying host."
    • Sally Transgression of the limits of soberness or steadiness; act of levity; wild gayety; frolic; escapade. "The excursion was esteemed but a sally of youth."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sally Same as sallow.
    • n sally A leap or spring; a darting; a dance.
    • n sally A sudden rush, dash, or springing forth; specifically, a sudden and determined rush or eruption of troops from a besieged place to attack the besiegers; a sortie: as, the garrison made a sally.
    • n sally A run or excursion; a trip or jaunt; a going out in general.
    • n sally In architecture, a projection; the end of a piece of timber cut with an interior angle formed by two planes across the fibers, as the feet of common rafters.
    • n sally An outburst, as of imagination, fancy, merriment, etc.; a flight; hence, a freak, frolic, or escapade.
    • sally To leap; spring; dance.
    • sally To leap, dash, or spring forth; burst out; specifically, to make a sally, as a body of troops from a besieged place to attack the besiegers; hence, to set out briskly or energetically.
    • sally To mount; copulate with: said of horses.
    • n sally The wren, Troglodytes parvulus.
    • n sally A kind of stone-fly; one of the Perlidæ: as, the yellow sally, Chloroperla viridis, much used by anglers in England.
    • n sally Also applied to several species of trees belonging to the genus Eucalyptus.
    • n sally Acacia melanoxylon. See blackwood, 2.
    • n sally Eucryphia Moorei. See plum, 7.
    • n sally See salenixon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sally sal′i a leaping or bursting out: a sudden rushing forth of troops to attack besiegers: excursion: outburst of fancy, wit, &c.: levity: a projection
    • v.i Sally to rush out suddenly: to mount:—pa.t. and pa.p. sall′ied
    • n Sally sal′i a kind of stone-fly: a wren
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. saillir, fr. L. salire, to leap, spring, akin to Gr. "a`llesqai; cf. Skr. sṛ, to go, to flow. Cf. Salient Assail Assault Exult Insult Saltation Saltire


In literature:

I've only talked to her over the phone since I got back, and you all know it's no fun talking to Sally unless you can watch her eyes.
"Phyllis" by Dorothy Whitehill
There's the vicarage, and Dr Price, and, oh Dennis, perhaps old Sally would like it!
"Black, White and Gray" by Amy Walton
Only last night I told Sally that I wasn't going to look for you any longer.
"Sally of Missouri" by R. E. Young
Sally said before she went away that I was to go to her if I felt like it, and Sally always means what she says.
"Lady Betty Across the Water"
Sally, who first saw him, said she was quite sure it was Troloo; so he was.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
One never had to go far to find Sally, for wherever Miss Selina was, there would Sally be found hovering about, also.
"The Blue Birds' Winter Nest" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Someone owes me a debt, Sallie, and they're going to pay!
"The Fifth Ace" by Douglas Grant
One quart of pure Sally's milk to one hundred gallons of water.
"Make Mine Homogenized" by Rick Raphael
Nancy piloted them back to South, and as Sally May's luggage had not come she was fitted out with what she needed.
"Judy of York Hill" by Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett
Miss Fanny told Sally to remain in at recess and write it.
"Emmy Lou" by George Madden Martin

In poetry:

With anger, that created heat,
Upbraided Sally with deceit;
Lamented his unhappy state,
And, with a vengeance, curs'd his fate.
"The Wager" by William Hutton
Joseph, a farmer's son, was found
To save, by caution, forty pound.
As he a married state would try,
On Sally cast a lover's eye.
"Happiness" by William Hutton
Says he, "They've only taken him
To the Tender ship, you see";
"The Tender-ship," cried Sally Brown
"What a hard-ship that must be!"
"Faithless Sally Brown" by Thomas Hood
The news is now, that young Miss G——
Is dead in love with H——;
But now, they say, he does not care,
He's courting Sally Baich.
"Gossip!" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
But someha, awr Mat seemed to think,
'At Sally, soa hansum an trim;
For a partner throo life owt to luk
Wi' somdy mich better nor him.
"A Pair O' Black Een" by John Hartley
"You're so like my Sister Sally,
Both in valk and face and size,
Miss, that—dang my old lee scuppers,
It brings tears into my heyes!"
"The Ballad Of Eliza Davis" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

0 Flavorful Sally Lunn rolls, adapted from Rye in Louisville, Ky.
Sally DuBose Real Estate III West, 979-0174.
The buzz around town today is all about Sally Quinn's new low, aka a column in this morning's Style section in which she explains all about a wedding-scheduling snafu in her own family.
"My drama students will be going through each lunch and interacting with students," said drama teacher Sally Warburton before the shows began.
Little Sally was eating lunch with her family when her parents ask her if she learned anything in Sunday School that morning.
Love, Sally, Linda, and families.
Is Sally-boy short for Salvatore, or did it even matter to the story.
Bob and Sally Corey of Dawsonville, Georgia, made sure they were going to see North America's tallest mountain.
Roger Mudd 's 1987 Report on Sally Ride.
This may be the first time America got a good look at Sally Field.
M'Lynn Eatenton: Sally Field vs Queen Latifah Winner: Sally Field.
Sally Ride, first American woman in space, dies.
This one is written by Sally Pipes, president, CEO, and Taube Fellow in Health Care Studies at the Pacific Research Institute.
Cynthia Thompson and Sally Davis with the UPCRC.
Sally Lunn rolls from Kentucky.

In science:

We would like to warmly thank Anne Verhamme, Matthew Hayes, Sally Heap and Franc¸ oise Combes for useful discussions.
On The Origin of Lyman-alpha Absorption in Nearby Starbursts and Implications for Other Galaxies
Sally Oey described her calculations showing how ionizing photons escape from irregular galaxy disks, demonstrating how the rate of escape depends on the porosity of the interstellar medium.
The Outer Edges of Dwarf Irregular Galaxies: Stars and Gas
The wide range in r-process/Fe ratios in the most metal-poor stars suggests some kind of inhomogeneous model (Sally Oey), although the simplest version of this postulates a threshold that is not observed and predicts far too many metal-free stars.
Summary Talk
Sally Dawson, Chair, Physics Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Report of the US long baseline neutrino experiment study
Salli, On the Minkowski dimension of strongly porous fractal sets in Rn .
Porosities and dimensions of measures satisfying the doubling condition