Gradely Grade"ly, a. [Cf. AS. grad grade, step, order, fr. L. gradus. See {Grade}.] Decent; orderly. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. -- adv. Decently; in order. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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