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Dotty unrolled herself from the curtain with a triumphant smile.

Dotty tried to think there might be time enough, after all, to find the rings.

At the mention of rings, Dotty blushed, and stole a glance at Mrs. Allen.

Why, Dotty, I've excused you to Mrs. Pragoff, and it wouldn't be polite to go now.

Dotty, it seems, was feeling very much like a bitter-sour apple.

But, Dotty, why do you want to go back to auntie's to-night?

"There, she's lost her senses; I knew she would," said Dotty, walking the floor.

"Just as we got to having a good time," said Dotty, her face in a hard knot.

Dotty was giving an extra touch to her chignon, and Prudy trying on her cap.

"We thought last night she was in danger of her life," said Dotty.

WORD ORIGIN

1812, "full of dots," from dot (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "silly" is from c.1400, in dotypolle "dotty poll" (i.e. "dotty head"), in which case the first element is from dote (v.).

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