interloper


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interloper

Commerce a person who trades unlawfully
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In this particular instance the mean interloper held the road for some six weeks on end, establishing his particular administrative methods over the best part of the North Atlantic.
That little stratagem may serve to keep off interlopers.
Nevertheless we have proof that they secretly watched the interlopers, and were not above taking an idea from them; for John introduced a new way of hitting the bubble, with the head instead of the hand, and the mermaids adopted it.
A pregnant woman's body regards the fetus as an interloper in some ways, so its natural reaction is to reject it.
When inserted properly, this interloper gene also makes the early cells, called embryonic stem cells, resistant to the killing effects of an antibiotic.
In one model of an unstable trio, he notes, an interloper has a brief but irrevocable encounter with an existing pair of stars.
Appleton notes taht the colorful pattern of star formation depends on more than the chance collision of a dormant galaxy with a smaller interloper.