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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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Did you not realize that your 50 long years of straggling is enough proof that the foreign ideology of Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, and Mao Zedong are not acceptable to the Filipinos?" De Leon added,
I HAVE recently known of a family from a council house who were tenants from hell - loud music playing into the early hours of the morning on several occasions, suspected drug dealing from the house and gardens with lawns 6ft high and messy bushes straggling all over the place.
"Now when the current government is coming to its ends these employees has started straggling to search a suitable place", Sources mentioned.
The author points out in the prologue that "Marching, straggling, fleeing, and traversing deserve all the attention that wounding, killing, dying, and mourning have received from historians of war." This study makes use of the under-used lens of analyzing movements of people as a means of understanding wars.
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.
bustling across the road-field to the pond by the gate in a straggling
Straggling the beach, lifeless, a torn and tattered kite, Out of date poster a 'variety show tonight' The ferris wheel has stopped, echoes of screams we hear, What goes round must come round, it will spin again next year.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.sld.cu http://www.ipk.sld.cu/cursos/dengue2007/simpoen.htm
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."