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1. an ornamental festoon of fruit, flowers, or drapery or a representation of this
2. Midland English dialect a depression filled with water, resulting from mining subsidence
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A festoon, hung between rosettes or other terminals.
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A festive decoration of pendant semi-loops with attachments and loose ends, esp. a swag of fabric, or representations of such decorations. Also see garland.
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Scientific (or Silly) Wild Ass Guess. A term used by technical teams when establishing high level sizings for large projects.
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Pauline's other dog Bluey has sadly had to be put to sleep after it was savagely attacked by two Staffordshire Bull Terriers, which were on the loose in Immingham.
The "blueys" got their name from the blue aerogrammes traditionally sent to those in the armed forces.
In one recorded instance, a woman from Coburg, Victoria, had a remarkable collection of 2,300 Bluey and Curley strips clipped from the Melbourne Sun and kept for the return of her prisoner-of-war relative.
Last spring, when Bluey learned that a group of moderate Senate Republicans were about to join Democrats in backing a comprehensive immigration reform bill, he and other bloggers, particularly those on RedState, started calling on their readers to oppose it.
She teaches her "blueys" with relish that protest accomplishes nothing, because if blacks protest, "we kill them." It is not smart to speak up or act clever, which is why blacks appear passive and stupid.
Bluey has now been wearing the boots for three weeks and his paws have almost fully recovered.
The best baits for all of these species are bluey, mackerel or herring and sandeels.
And GWA's Big Hoot Owl 'Bluey' raised PS10,000 at the recent auction in aid of Birmingham Children's Hospital.
A Dyfed-Powys Police spokeswoman said: "He is described as just under six foot tall, has mousey brown hair, bluey green eyes, and is of broad build.
OPEN CHECK Jonathan Kay GREENBANKS BLUEY succumbed to Meenagh Dara in the final stride last week but can reverse the form in Perry Barr's 8.38 over 480m.
And as England blew away the dark clouds cast by defeats against Sri Lanka and Australia, Mr Bluey Sky Bairstow said: "That was as close to a complete performance as we've produced in the competition.