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strays

[strāz]
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Say, Tom -- they say a stray dog come howling around Johnny Miller's house, 'bout midnight, as much as two weeks ago; and a whippoorwill come in and lit on the banisters and sung, the very same evening; and there ain't anybody dead there yet."
"Go with them," said he, "and do as they do, but beware of losing sight of them, for if you strayed your life would be in danger."
Some conjectured that the band of Indians, whose trail they had discovered in the neighborhood of the stray horse, had been lying in wait for them in some secret fastness of the mountains; and were about to attack them on the open plain, where they would have no shelter.
He longed to question her, to hear more about the life of which her careless words had given him so illuminating a glimpse; but he feared to touch on distressing memories, and before he could think of anything to say she had strayed back to her original subject.
It is as though the Aeolian harps had caught some strayed wind from an unknown world, and brought strange messages from peopled stars.
Having advanced six paces and strayed off the track into the snow, Pierre looked down at his feet, then quickly glanced at Dolokhov and, bending his finger as he had been shown, fired.
A perverted affection that has strayed to one's own wife.
I could creep into his room, and kiss him, and cry over him softly, and cut off a stray lock of his hair, without danger of discovery.
All that is unhomelike in the future, and whatever maketh strayed birds shiver, is verily more homelike and familiar than your "reality."
'I need about RM400 every week to take care of the cats in my house and also the strays,' she added.
Efforts to kill strays raise many objections and sometimes cause other problems.
However, some recommendations were raised including preventing people from feeding strays in residential areas, chipping and registering all pets and holding pet owners accountable.