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wowser

Austral and NZ slang
a teetotaller
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She calls the more showy pieces "wowsers.'' Cindy Ollig, who owns the store Posh in downtown Denver, says she plans to begin carrying Frieda & Nellie designs soon.
But their 'gloomy predominance' here, as in Calvin's Geneva, 'is not in harmony with the teachings of Jesus', who would 'as vigorously denounce the Wowsers as He did the Pharisees'.
It is pretty easy to make fun of such blatant wowsers, but the fact is that the events of April 18-19, 1775, are somewhat complicated.
"I remember how our 'Quiet Little Drink' photos got mixed up at the printers and were published in the Uniting Church's Frontier News magazine, and their pictures of wowsers got published with our Quiet Little Drink article.
Wowsers, bowsers & peppercorn trees: a collection of history from Ariah Park and district, compiled by Nigel Judd, published by Temora Shire Council.
So you click on 'enter ensamble studio' and up comes a slightly mangled message such as 'Your final composition is COME ON, YOU CAN DO BETTER' and 'I GUESS YOU PASS Try again!' or 'WOWSERS! YOU ROCK'.
Big wowsers. In this Saturday's Scottish Cup Final, according to the Celtic supporters, there will be three brothers involved in the match - Hugh Dallas and his two linesmen.
I was writing a book called Wowsers, and when I gave the news to Phil his eyes lit up with considerable interest.
We are told that only wowsers and those professing zero-tolerance (surely a dirty term if there was such a thing) would question harm minimisation as a policy.
When told she had won by a landslide, Chantelle said: "I'm just like, wowsers".