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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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Wayside Waifs, with a population of 300, is able to take in animals and provide foster care and medical and behavioral help because it has a staff of 70-plus and 1,500 active volunteers.
Wayside Waifs is honored to be the first animal shelter in the Kansas City community to join the Pets for Patriots program," says Cynthia Smith, President.
The Blue warriors also have armour-plated feet and drink gasoline, while Arsenal's dainty little waifs wear petticoats and enjoy the poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Long live real women - and by the looks of the other poor waifs in the show, the size zero appeal crowd - a long life is far from guaranteed for the rest.
1851, London, England--a land of pimps, mollies, and waifs.
Leading the pack are the Waifs, Cat Power and Ani DiFranco.
He has taken on so many of everyone else's waifs, strays and lost causes and made them work for his team right through his career.
Former waifs and strays which have become perfect family pets are the stars of a calendar raising cash for a charity for dogs.
In an age that seems to fluctuate between the worshipping of pneumatic blondes and painfully-skinny waifs, how refreshing it is to see the natural beauty of Miss Loren still shining through.
In a company stocked with ivory-skinned, long-limbed waifs, Pazcoguin, with her Filipino background, brings a red-blooded, tautly coiled energy to the stage of the New York State Theater.
After all, her off-kilter studies in fandom, whether directed at contemporary urban waifs or traditional bucolic splendors, have always thrived on their palpable alienation from the glamorous and tawdry worlds they conjure--an ambience not lived but learned from glossy magazines, a period memoir, a paused videocassette.