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wowser

Austral and NZ slang
a teetotaller
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Using Genome Wowser, a researcher can traverse the human genome just like planning a travel route on Google Maps.
I was a wowser, and my church background was making me into a goody-goody, and couldn't I for the sake of sociability and the sake of fellowship take a drink.
And that, indeed, is what Marr seems to think Australian politics is increasingly about: the resurgent wowser tendency having its day in the sun, tut-tutting at all it surveys, the better to lead us all (or at any rate, the elect) to eternal life.
There's potting soil for a wowser conspiracy theory.
Previously, Telecable co-produced two animated series, Oxtails and Wowser with Saban.
Male critics--mostly Anglican, Roman Catholic, or secular--attacked what they saw as an unholy alliance between puritanical parsons and wowser women that threatened the pleasures and freedoms of the ordinary bloke.
6) A colourful addition to an already rich Australian vernacular, the word wowser had come to stay.
Wilson said the AMA tax proposal had come from "a minority wowser group.
Not the gossamer-light souffl, not the perfectly cooked scallops, not even the 'assiette du chef ' dessert which was WOWSER.
1905) and Guy Thornton's The Wowser (1918), only ran to one
To reject this is to be invited to feel `guilty', to be a wowser, a churchie, or an ageing middle-class whiner.
These misgivings apart the film is simply, well,an absolute wowser.