(en proper noun
*1850 (Dinah Craik), Olive , Chapman and Hall, page 151:
- Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
*::My pensive Sara ! thy soft cheek reclined, &c.
*:At which Miss Sara Derwent laughed, and asked who wrote that very pretty poetry?
* 2008 , The Northern Clemency , Harpercollins, ISBN 9780007174799, page 175
- Olive learnt that her young beauty's name, so far from being anything so fine as Maddalena, was plain Sarah — or Sara , as its owner took care to explain. Olive was rather disappointed - but she thought of Coleridge's ladye love; consoled herself, and tried to console the young lady, with repeating
- 'I wish I was called Sara ,' she said out loud.
- 'Sarah?' her mother said. 'Why the heck is being called Sarah better than being called Tracy?'
- 'Not Sarah, Sara ,' Tracy said. 'There's no h , you say Saaara.'
From (etyl) saly, from (etyl) . More at (l).
Any tree that looks like a willow
An object made from the above trees' wood
* sally rod
From (etyl) saillie, from sailli, the past participle of the verb saillir 'to leap forth', itself from (etyl) salire 'to leap'
A sortie of troops from a besieged place against an enemy.
A sudden rushing forth.
(figuratively) A witty statement or quip, usually at the expense of one's interlocutor.
, date=April 26
, author=Tasha Robinson
, title=Film: Reviews: The Pirates! Band Of Misfits :
, work=The Onion AV Club
, passage=The stakes are low and the story beats are incidental amid the rush of largely mild visual gags and verbal sallies
like “Blood Island! So called because it’s the exact shape of some blood!” }}
An excursion or side trip.
* John Locke
A tufted woollen part of a bellrope, used to provide grip when ringing a bell.
- Everyone 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.
* sally port
To make a sudden attack on an enemy from a defended position.
To set out on an excursion; venture; depart (often followed by "forth.")
- The troops sallied in desperation.
To venture off the beaten path.
- As she sallied forth from her boudoir, you would never have guessed how quickly she could strip for action. -William Manchester
From salvation in Salvation Army, from (etyl) salvatio
(New Zealand, slang) A member of the Salvation Army.