Carelessness


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Carelessness

Grasshopper
sings through summer, overlooking winter preparations. [Gk. Lit.: Aesop’s Fables, “Ant and the Grasshopper”]
Little Bo-peep
lost her sheep; found them tailless. [Nurs. Rhyme: Baring-Gould, 93]
Little Boy Blue
sleeps while the sheep’s in the corn. [Nurs. Rhyme: Baring Gould, 46]
Locket, Lucy
misplaced her pocket. [Nurs. Rhyme: Mother Goose, 23]
Prism, Miss
nursemaid who misplaces manuscript and infant in railroad station. [Br. Lit.: Importance of Being Earnest]
Theseus
neglects to hoist the sail to signal his safety to his father Aegeus, who despairingly throws himself into the sea. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 12]
References in classic literature ?
He is so; but then he is wholly uneducated: he is as silent as a Turk, and a kind of ignorant carelessness attends him, which, while it renders his conduct the more astonishing, detracts from the interest and sympathy which otherwise he would command.
In point of fact, it would seem that the waiter felt this wholesome truth, for when he returned for the empty plates and dishes and was informed by Mr Swiveller with dignified carelessness that he would call and setle when he should be passing presently, he displayed some pertubation of spirit and muttered a few remarks about
Richard Swiviller considered it advisable to hear no more, but taking advantage of a pause in the dancing, and the approach of Mr Cheggs to pay his court to the old lady, swaggered with an extremely careful assumption of extreme carelessness toward the door, passing on the way Miss Jane Wackles, who in all the glory of her curls was holding a flirtation, (as good practice when no better was to be had) with a feeble old gentleman who lodged in the parlour.
Six officials taking part in the clean-up operation at the site in Japan were sprayed with contaminated liquid from a desalination system, in an incident which Japan's nuclear watchdog has attributed to carelessness.
Carelessness can disable an entire network in seconds.
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): The coalmine collapse in northern Samangan province was the result of carelessness on the part of engineers and experts, an official said on Monday.
Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Acting Dubai Chief of Police, said that an operation conducted by Dubai Police dubbed Eidiya (Eid Gift) discovered through an investigation that the main reason behind the theft was negligence and carelessness by the owner of the gold.
Is there a sufficient relationship of proximity between the alleged wrongdoer (the accountant) and the person suffering damage such that the wrongdoer reasonably can anticipate that carelessness on his part may be likely to cause harm to the damaged party?
They are shaped by random factors such as weather conditions, lightning strikes, accidents, human carelessness, or lawlessness.
Rather, he exhibited a high level of carelessness and sloppiness that led to misstatements," Healy wrote in her report.
The price for such carelessness will be much higher than a few isolated cases of offensive speech on campus.
In the last category, the mistakes include everything from clerical errors in data entry to carelessness in entering index values or rounding of results.