Definition of Jollies:
- "The House of Torchy", Sewell Ford.
But Tom was counting without his host, for at that instant the ship, giving another roll, threw him once more against the luckless lieutenant, who grasping at the corporal, over they all went, McTavish and Gerald, who had been thrown against the other jollies, bringing them again right over Lieutenant Jennings to the deck.- "The Three Lieutenants", W.H.G. Kingston.
The Frenchmen began to bluster and drew their sabres, but our jollies quickly made them sheath them again, and they had to submit with remarkably bad grace, hoping, I daresay, that we should again get on shore.- "The Loss of the Royal George", W.H.G. Kingston.