Pale and sickly in appearance: his face assumes a peely-wally hue
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- Among a sea of peely-wally politicians at their HQ on Edinburgh's George IV Bridge Tommy stands out like a peacock among penguins.
- So, as he exposes his Caledonian features to California's burning rays, he'll be enabling some more movie types to put a peely-wally face to a name.
- That's prim as in a sea of peely-wally, defiantly untoned flesh.
mid 19th century: probably imitative of a whining sound.