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see RomaniRomani
or Romany
, people known historically in English as Gypsies and their language.

1 A traditionally nomadic people with particular folkways and a unique language, found on every continent; they are sometimes also called Roma, from the name of a major
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Dale Farm residents have much support, mainly from unlikely sources who are not expected to support Irish gipsies. They also have support from the Romany gipsies.
"The gipsies [sic] did not wait for the operations of justice; they
In "Resignation," the final poem of the same 1849 volume, Arnold responds to two more Wordsworth poems, "Tintern Abbey" and "Gipsies." As several readers have noted, "Resignation" resembles "Tintern Abbey" as the speaker tells a beloved sister his reflections on a second visit to a cherished place; Arnold's view of nature, however, contradicts Wordsworth's, whose "Nature never did betray / The heart that loved her" as she leads us "from joy to joy" (123-24, 126).
Under the ODPM proposals, all local authorities mustp Improve guidance about their criteria for judging applications for sitesp Explain how they assess the level of need for gipsy and traveller sitesp Describe how they will engage and build trust with gipsies and travellers p Advise gipsies and travellers and their representatives about how to use the planning system.
"I've never outgrown the love of gipsies that lurks in every boy.
Mr Berry, who lives with his wife Florence and six children on the site, may lose the protection given other gipsies because he no longer follows the nomadic lifestyle.
The Commission for Racial Equality launched an impassioned defence yesterday of the rights of gipsies and travellers as controversy mounted over Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott's plans to instruct councils to provide more sites for them.
SOCIAL enterprise charity Novas today welcomed a report calling for action to combat discrimination against planning applications made by gipsies and travellers.
The Novas Group is the only Registered Social Landlord (RSL) working with gipsies and travellers across the UK and Ireland, and has welcomed comments made by the planning minister Keith Hill yesterday on unauthorised gipsy sites.
Mike Berry may not be entitled to the protection granted to other gipsies because he no longer follows the nomadic lifestyle.
Around 100 gipsies wreaked havoc after setting up an illegal camp near Old Station Road in South Bank in January.