Soily vs Slily - What's the difference?

soily | slily |


As an adjective soily

is (obsolete) dirty; soiled.

As an adverb slily is

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soily

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (obsolete) dirty; soiled
  • (Fuller)
    (Webster 1913)

    slily

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • * 1851 , Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
  • So when they were working that evening at the pumps, there was on this head no small gamesomeness slily going on among them, as they stood with their feet continually overflowed by the rippling clear water

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