Graidely seems an alternative spelling to ‘gradely’ which means fine and good; promising and likely; being in good health or physically attractive; fitting and proper.

“He’s took a graidely fancy to thee.  He wants to see thee and he wants to see Soot an’ Captain.”


Source: Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden, illus. Inga Moore (London: Walker Books, 2009) (1911), p. 197


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