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1. Poker (of a player) without enough money to back his bet
2. (of plants and animals) not breeding or producing offspring freely
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In 1992, Larry Shyers of the University of Florida defended a doctoral dissertation in which he challenged the notion that youngsters at home "lag" in social development.
However, videotapes of the children at play showed that youngsters who were taught at home by their parents had consistently fewer behavioral problems, according to psychotherapist Larry Shyers, who did the study for his doctoral dissertation at the University's College of Education.
Home-schooled children score as high or higher on standardized achievement tests than children in conventional schools, said Shyers.