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waif

1. Nautical another name for waft
2. Law obsolete a stolen article thrown away by a thief in his flight and forfeited to the Crown or to the lord of the manor
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Her waifish looks, party lifestyle and string of celebrity partners, including Johnny Depp and Pete Doherty, have kept her in the headlines for years.
Her waifish body hesitates on the boundary between existence and
The past lingers in the very air of William's childhood home; disturbing visions of himself as both a waifish boy and a fat adolescent follow him everywhere.
Gone is her waifish Peter Pan costume, tangled hair, and soiled face; instead, the Tramp imagines her in a stylish dress and an apron, a fashionable coiffure, and makeup, embodying contemporary standards of feminine beauty.
a man near the front of the bus wearing a poncho-style jacket asked the waifish girl in the seat next to him.
The 15in laptop may be startlingly slim (approaching MacBook Air's waifish levels), precociously powerful (thanks to quad-core i7s) and unfeasibly fast (due to its all-flash memory).
Not to be gross, but some bedbugs live up to 550 days without eating, beating those waifish celebrities, the Olsen twins, by three days by my estimates.
25) The only exceptions were Spain and Latin America, where Bartolome Esteban Murillo reintroduced La Barbera's waifish brunette in the 1670s--an irony since three of the Sicilian Rosalies ended up in Spanish collections, and Jusepe de Ribera borrowed one of Van Dyck's models for his Assumption of Mary Magdalene (1636) and Apotheosis of Januarius (1635).
Both men and women in this period pushed the boundaries of the feminine, exploring, transgressing, even shattering classical feminist politics as well as traditional and non-traditional identities by crossing the androgynous with the waifish, the slutty with the virginal, the innocent with the provocateur, making way eventually for Madonna and Catherine Breillat and all their musical and cinematic children.
Mario Testino photographed the waifish model in the various looks for the issue.
Apker, a waifish young woman described by a teacher as a bit of a "Bohemian," was picked earlier this year as one of 30 finalists - out of 9,600 applicants nationwide - in the sixth annual Lucerne "The Art of Dairy" Art Contest.
Quickly captured in a nearby plague-ravaged village, they're enlisted by a dying cardinal (Christopher Lee, unrecognizable under pounds of prosthetic buboes) to lead a ragtag party escorting a waifish young girl (Claire roy) suspected of dark arts to a remote monastery, where her trial and exorcism will hopefully end the plague.