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Fry

1. Christopher. born 1907, English dramatist; author of the verse dramas A Phoenix Too Frequent (1946), The Lady's Not For Burning (1948), and Venus Observed (1950)
2. Elizabeth. 1780--1845, English prison reformer and Quaker
3. Roger Eliot. 1866--1934, English art critic and painter who helped to introduce the postimpressionists to Britain. His books include Vision and Design (1920) and C?zanne (1927)
4. Stephen (John). born 1957, British writer, actor, and comedian; his novels include The Liar (1991) and The Stars' Tennis Balls (2000)

fry

(1)
To fail. Said especially of smoke-producing hardware failures. More generally, to become non-working. Usage: never said of software, only of hardware and humans. See fried, magic smoke.

fry

(2)
To cause to fail; to roach, toast, or hose a piece of hardware. Never used of software or humans, but compare fried.
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The father de Barral whatever his origins retired from the Customs Service (tide-waiter I think), and started lending money in a very, very small way in the East End to people connected with the docks, stevedores, minor barge-owners, ship-chandlers, tally clerks, all sorts of very small fry.
The sea has no appreciation of great men, but knocks them about like the small fry.
Cllr O'Boyle's casual dismissal of the loss of 250 city-based jobs as small fry is absolutely appalling.
They should be in a group of their own with the other small fry to play for the right to face the bigger countries in qualification.
The journey from Cardiff to Tonypandy seems only small fry, if you'll pardon the pun, when it comes to the lure of the chips.
What culinary name is given to the small fry of sprats and herring?
Its margin for manoeuvre was small: the heads of state granted 1 billion of investment for interconnection in Europe for the period 2014-2020 - small fry compared to the 9.
But as England coasted to a 46-run win over a New Zealand XI in their opening Twenty20 warm-up in Whangarei, skipper Broad admitted it was small fry compared with his matchturning treble against India at Trent Bridge.
Utrecht are regarded as small fry in their domestic league and their current points tally of 13 leaves them closer to the drop zone (five points clear) than to leaders PSV (eight points adrift).
CAMERON, Susie, Katrina Crook and Caroline Webster Small Fry Outdoors ABC, 2008 143pp $24.
However, many well paid people prey upon small fry criminals: they may be an abandoned single mother occasionally shoplifting; a family in a deprived area trapped into existing on state benefits who find pin money jobs, who endeavour to evade paying a TV licence until more on their feet; those brainwashed or confused by television and devoid of a healthy diet, and so on.

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