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stray

a. a domestic animal, fowl, etc., that has wandered away from its place of keeping and is lost
b. (as modifier): stray dogs

stray

[strā]
(geology)
A lenticular rock formation encountered unexpectedly in drilling an oil or a gas well; it differs from an adjacent persistent formation in lithology and hardness.
References in classic literature ?
All that is unhomelike in the future, and whatever maketh strayed birds shiver, is verily more homelike and familiar than your "reality.
1 : to wander from a group or from the proper place : roam <The gate was left open and the cow strayed.
The findings by the environmental scrutiny committee are critical of the council for being too lenient and recommend fining owners who collect horses that have strayed.