Collied
Colly Col"ly, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Collied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Collying}.] To render black or dark, as of with coal smut; to begrime. [Archaic.] [1913 Webster]

Thou hast not collied thy face enough. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

Brief as the lighting in the collied night. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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