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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jolly  \Jol"ly\  (j[o^]l"l[y^]),  a.  [Compar.  {Jollier} 
  (-l[i^]*[~e]r);  superl.  {Jolliest}.]  [OF.  joli,  jolif, 
  joyful,  merry,  F.  joli  pretty;  of  Scand.  origin,  akin  to  E. 
  yule;  cf  Icel.  j[=o]l  yule,  Christmas  feast.  See  {Yule}.] 
  1.  Full  of  life  and  mirth;  jovial;  joyous;  merry;  mirthful. 
 
  Like  a  jolly  troop  of  huntsmen.  --Shak. 
 
  ``A  jolly  place,''  said  he  ``in  times  of  old!  But 
  something  ails  it  now:  the  spot  is  cursed.'' 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  2.  Expressing  mirth,  or  inspiring  it  exciting  mirth  and 
  gayety. 
 
  And  with  his  jolly  pipe  delights  the  groves. 
  --Prior. 
 
  Their  jolly  notes  they  chanted  loud  and  clear. 
  --Fairfax. 
 
  3.  Of  fine  appearance;  handsome;  excellent;  lively; 
  agreeable;  pleasant.  ``A  jolly  cool  wind.''  --Sir  T. 
  North.  [Now  mostly  colloq.] 
 
  Full  jolly  knight  he  seemed,  and  fair  did  sit 
  --Spenser. 
 
  The  coachman  is  swelled  into  jolly  dimensions.  --W. 
  Irving. 




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