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today's wwftd is... streel

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  • tsuwm
    the worthless word for the day is: streel chiefly Irish an untidy slovenly person; esp. a woman: slattern also figurative (see JB quote) “She did look a
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      the worthless word for the day is: streel

      chiefly Irish
      an untidy slovenly person; esp. a woman: slattern
      also figurative (see JB quote)

      �She did look a streel tugging the two kids along
      with the flimsy blouse.. like a rag on her back and
      a bit of her petticoat hanging like a caricature.�
      - James Joyce, Ulysses (1922)

      "In the little gravelled square where the Grays
      lived the cherry trees were shivering in the wind
      and sinuous streels of cherry blossom were rolling
      along the pavements like so many pale-pink feather
      boas."
      - John Banville, Ancient Light (2012)

      -tsuwm
      http://home.comcast.net/~wwftd
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