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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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It could never be the same, of course, but yet, day by day, she found her mother-love, enveloping the waif more closely until she sometimes sat with closed eyes lost in the sweet imagining that the little bundle of humanity at her breast was truly her own.
Her heart, bereft of its own, had gone out to this poor, little, nameless waif, and lavished upon it all the love that had been denied her during the long, bitter weeks of her captivity aboard the Kincaid.
It was Aunt Polly, too, who discovered the story one day about the two poor little waifs in a snow-storm who found a blown-down door to crawl under, and who wondered what poor folks did that didn't have any door
The towers and steeples of the many house- encompassed churches, dark and dingy as the sky that seems descending on them, are no relief to the general gloom; a sun-dial on a church-wall has the look, in its useless black shade, of having failed in its business enterprise and stopped payment for ever; melancholy waifs and strays of housekeepers and porter sweep melancholy waifs and strays of papers and pins into the kennels, and other more melancholy waifs and strays explore them, searching and stooping and poking for anything to sell.
Gradually their talk died out and drowsiness began to steal upon the eyelids of the little waifs.
A tide of waifs, strays, and malcontents of old camps along the river began to set towards Devil's Ford, in very much the same fashion as the debris, drift, and alluvium had been carried down in bygone days and cast upon its banks.
Fans can also add their picture to the Hall of Faces, and check out costumes that Arya, Jaqen and the Waif wore this past season.
Faye Marsay, above left, appearing as The Waif in Game of Thrones, above
Wouldn't it be easier to just tell the Waif to let her go?
Act Waif, owned by Fawzi Abdulla Nass, trained by Fawzi Nass and ridden by Hussain Makki, beat Arch of Titus by two-length to win the Bahrain Apprentices Jockey Cup, an open race, which carried a cash prize of BD1,000.
This child is ours -- no foundling, not a waif served up
COMPARISON's with Luc Besson's hugely-impressive film Leon are inevitable, since he cowrote and co-produced this one and the story concerns a ruthless loner pitched against a crooked cop, while caring for a female waif.