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straggling

[′strag·liŋ]
(physics)
Random variations in some property associated with the passage of ions through matter.
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Billie Jo Kipp tells the Great Falls Tribune the fact that she earned an advanced degree after dropping out of college on her first attempt could help inspire straggling students.
PS And a wee pat on the back too for the Edinburgh Cleansing Dept who had all Princes Street's Hogmanay rubbish cleared within a couple of hours of the last reveller straggling back home.
Straggling household brand Ecover is locking horns with Unilever and P&G with its debut concentrated laundry cleaner.
Straggling the beach, lifeless, a torn and tattered kite, Out of date poster a 'variety show tonight' The ferris wheel has stopped, echoes of screams we hear, What goes round must come round, it will spin again next year.
What the town doesn't need is competing separate developments but a co-ordinated, linked shopping centre, under cover for the most part, keeping the shopping area in the town centre, not straggling out to the ring road.
August 9-11, 2007 Symposium "25 Years of Experience Straggling against Dengue" Havana, Cuba email: lupe@ipk.
Forty years after gay sex was decriminalised in Britain (providing it was in private, you were over 21 and you didn't make a song and dance about it), contributors including David Furnish, Matthew Parris and Chris Smith recall how Britain has become a much pinker place since the first Gay Pride march in 1972 when, as actor Simon Callow recalls: "There were 30 or 40 of us straggling down Oxford Street waving pink flags.
This time, the camera follows 16 students straggling with the question "What comes next?
However, as you travel through Bordesley Green, Little Bromwich, Yardley Green and Small Heath, suddenly the islands become concrete mounds, usually with weedy grass straggling through or, at the best, plain grass covered which is often in need of cutting.
Despite being way out in front, Alyson Dixon continued to force her way through the straggling men's teams to smash the record by a massive 12 seconds.
The hardiest survivors soon broke up into several groups straggling southward while the weak gradually fell behind and the unlucky died along the way.
The last balloons had burst, with the streamers straggling wanly in the carly morning breeze across Governors Island back in September last year.