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Gypsy

, Gipsy
1. 
a. a member of a people scattered throughout Europe and North America, who maintain a nomadic way of life in industrialized societies. They migrated from NW India from about the 9th century onwards
b. (as modifier): a Gypsy fortune-teller
2. the language of the Gypsies; Romany

What does it mean when you dream about a gypsy?

Dreaming about gypsies may indicate the desire to roam freely without responsibilities and obligations, or to venture forth to seek one’s fortune by chance.

gypsy

[′jip·sē]
(naval architecture)
A small auxiliary drum fitted to one or both ends of a winch or windlass.

Gypsy

member of nomadic people who usually travel in small caravans. [Eur. Hist.: NCE, 1168]

Gypsy

Specification and verification of concurrent systems software. Message passing using named mailboxes. Separately compilable units: routine (procedure, function, or process), type and constant definition, each with a list of access rights.

["Report on the Language Gypsy", A.L. Ambler et al, UT Austin ICSCS-CMP-1976-08-1].
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The Gipsy found its friends down on the farm and a great many eked out their life fulfilling the needs of British agriculture.
The gipsy and traveller label hides a range of groups with distinctive histories, cultures and languages, only a few of which are covered by the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000.
The judges held the status of somebody claiming to be a gipsy, and therefore possibly entitled to keep caravans on land from which they would normally be banned, should be decided by reference to the meaning of the word gipsy and the individual facts of the case.
A spokesperson for the council said, ``Mr Berry had said something like, `Once a gypsy always a gipsy and I think the ruling has said that is not necessarily true.
Gipsy Traveller Units would consist of officers specially trained in handling travellers and with expert knowledge of the law governing recognised gipsy sites.
They are fighting Gower farmer David Evans's application to turn up to 56 acres of agricultural land in Reynoldston into a gipsy site.
Jack Hegarty, managing director of Wychavon District Council, which recently produced a leaflet entitled Equal Rights For All to calm local tensions over gipsy encampments
The site of a Nazi concentration camp for the extermination of gipsies has actually been turned into a pig farm, the Czech Republic obviously wanting to erase the memory of their own gipsy population having been victims of the Nazis.
The problem is that, as soon as a gipsy puts in a planning application, it's instantly big news.
More than 900 gipsy asylum-seekers from the former Czechoslovakia have flooded into Dover and the surrounding area of Kent since August to escape racist persecution at home.
Wychavon District Council issued enforcement notices against four gipsy families for laying hardstandings for their caravans on land near the village of Cleeve Prior, near Evesham.
Diane Slater, aged 38, of Dunchurch, was with her nine-year-old West Highland terrier Casey when six dogs wormed their way under a fence separating a gipsy camp from the wood.