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perky

mod. energetic; alert. (see also peppy.) A perky hostess keeps parties alive.
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The plan was clear, but flawed: Let's grab the guy who can't sleep in the privacy of his own home, cover him in wire, put him in an uncomfortable hospital bed, tell him he's going to be videotaped and watched all night by strangers, then perkily exhort him to "sleep well.
He fastened the top button of his shirt and tightened the knot of his tie and stretched his chin until his turkeyskin neck got smoother and walked perkily out.
Ten North American women, their stories arranged chronologically by birth, come to life perkily in these pages as they overcome stereotypical views of a woman's role and educational and financial difficulties to develop new products, new medicines and new technologies and then the businesses needed to market them.
The post-'93 Biennials--while perkily good-looking ticket sellers--have generated a kind of cumulative "Eh?
The story's twists and turns are predictable and the only side plot of note features a comic-tinged romance between Rosabella's waitress chum Cleo (Jennifer Leigh Warren, perkily over the top) and too-nice cowboy Herman (Kevin Earley).
s40) `the jacket, for it was a jacket the-boy wore, was also black and the collar perkily turned-up under the rambling hair' (ARP1.
My grandchildren were horrified and confused, so I said, rather perkily, I thought, given the circumstances, "Gee whiz, I must have put my feet on backwards when I got dressed this morning.
When tap dancing comes to mind, the first thought is of dimpled Shirley Temple perkily rat-a-tatting with Bojangles Robinson.
Hamed sprung perkily up after a count of only three but had to stand for a mandatory eight from referee Benji Estaves.
It sounded like a method of torture, but the poster featured a sweaterless young woman perched perkily on a desk, legs swinging.
Vaughan Williams' Wasps Overture began with a flourish of crisply articulated strings progressing through perkily played folk themes for a wholly satisfying performance.
You don't understand such things," said my wife more perkily, as she sprang towards me with arms outstretched.
Walsall started perkily and less than a minute elapsed before Troy Deeney sent Alex Nicholls sprinting through but Dean Brill hared out to clear.
My tuna dish arrived, the fillet perkily perched on layers of salad corralled by trails of sauce.
The slight, perkily attractive blonde girl from West Virginia was touched by fame when, early in the invasion of Iraq, she was ambushed, seriously wounded, and captured by the enemy.