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  • n  a child who spends most of his time in the streets especially in slum areas

  • Winthorpe is, at the same time, sent spinning down the tubes, with only a good-hearted prostitute (Jamie Lee Curtis) to guide him through the intricacies of the guttersnipe .
  • The German press recently called Britain's venerable Earl Baldwin a "guttersnipe" for expressing far less fiery sentiments.
  • But he has matured and hardly resembles the peevish guttersnipe of the opening pages.
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  • Pygmalion revival casts new light on Higgins and Eliza
    Wednesday July 24, 2013 WILLIAMSTOWN -- When playwright George Bernard Shaw penned "Pygmalion," the fate of guttersnipe-turned-lady Eliza Doolittle was perfectly clear -- she would not return to her quarters at Wimpole Street to live out her days with Professor Henry Higgins and Col. Pickering. It's an ending that Shaw fought hard for, despite the insistence of directors that Eliza
    July 24, 2013 - North Adams Transcript

  • George Galloway in New Statesman
    Richard Littlejohn,Galloway responded, "is a drivelling guttersnipe who long ago fell out of the gutter into the sewer . . . This man is a moron. This man is a boor. This man is an idiot."

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