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It cannot, however, be looked upon as anything more than a very rare occasional straggler, by no means occurring every year.
BIRDS OF GUERNSEY (1879)CECIL SMITH
He turned to this gaunt straggler, supposing him to be "somebody's darling," and entered into conversation with him.
REMINISCENCES OF THE GUILFORD GRAYS, CO. B., 27TH N.C. REGIMENTJOHN A. SLOAN
Testing out his theory he picked up a straggler, a man he knew but slightly, who happened to wander into the club at that moment.
THE BOY GREW OLDERHEYWOOD BROUN
At length we began to come upon various articles that had apparently been thrown away by the straggler.
THE ADVENTURES OF LOUIS DE ROUGEMONTLOUIS DE ROUGEMONT
The last swift I observed was about the 21st August; it was a straggler.
THE NATURAL HISTORY OF SELBORNE, VOL. 1GILBERT WHITE
If a straggler supposed to understand Latin happened to sojourn in the neighbourhood, he was looked upon as a wizard.
SPEECHES AND LETTERS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, 1832-1865ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Wholly in order, wholly silent; Valori followed them three leagues close, and there was not one straggler.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. XV. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
In place and fortune she was on the level of the highest; he was far below—still only a straggler, obscure, barely keeping alive.
TO HIM THAT HATHLEROY SCOTT
The black sea brant is another purely Pacific Coast species, found nowhere else except as a straggler.
GAME BIRDS AND GAME FISHES OF THE PACIFIC COASTHARRY THOM PAYNE
The black-bellied tree-duck is only met with as a straggler north of Chihuahua, Mexico.
GAME BIRDS AND GAME FISHES OF THE PACIFIC COASTHARRY THOM PAYNE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO STRAGGLER

  • aberrance
  • aberrancy
  • aberrant
  • aberration
  • divagation
  • divergence
  • maverick
  • straggler
  • waif
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