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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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Join the waiflike Tony Wright and me, Angela Jay, on The Real Radio Breakfast Show every weekday from 6am to 10pm.
It was not long before she was hitting the headlines over her waiflike figure and "heroin chic" look.
To a great extent he credits Petra Kelly--the waiflike, indefatigable, half-American, half-German woman at the head of the movement--with directing the group's emergence as a political player.
Shot in studio in 1981 to a pre-recorded soundtrack, it features mezzo Brigitte Fassbaender and soprano Edita Gruberova, both looking and sounding shockingly youthful and waiflike as Hansel and Gretel.
Gorgeous Bridgette Wilson-Sampras and supermodel Carolyn Murphy looked fit and healthy while nibbling on tiny appetizers, but the waiflike Nicole Richie teetered on stick-like legs and declined even the smallest bite.
Swede Sophie Zelmani has attained a certain amount of notoriety on the continent for her waiflike, almost fragile voice, and her intense shyness--think a combination of Juliana Hatfield and Fiona Apple, but more so for adopting an American pose, that of the singer/songwriter.
Night Shyamalan's latest film The Lady in the Water (2006), admittedly a fairytale he would tell his own children, offers a narrative clearly formed by a Post-9/11 mentality: the film centres upon a community's banding together to protect the ethereal and waiflike titular visitor and combat the external malevolent threat.
Of the women comics in the film, only Goldberg and Sarah Silverman make the joke their own--Goldberg by anthropomorphizing foreskins, and Silverman by inhabiting the role of the aristocrats' waiflike, wounded daughter.
Although both women are nearly the same age, Phyllis Affrunti, who will dance Giselle next Sunday afternoon, is pixieish and waiflike, while Jennifer Martin, who will dance Saturday night, could pass for an adult in real life.
And farther north, the unexpected Comet Bradfield shone a little fainter than the others but sported a graceful, waiflike tail perhaps 10[degrees] long as seen through 10 x 50 binoculars.
He was a great father figure to waiflike Miranda (Abby Leamon) who transformed from mewler into lovestruck teen almost instantly.
Giada Colagrande plays the waiflike teenager Caterina, who lives with her older sister--and loved--who makes a living as a prostitute.