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gypsy

jip see

  • n  a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment
  • n  a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)
  • n  the Indic language of the Gypsies

  • Fifty years ago, a gypsy boy of 17, with honeyed voice and horny hands, found God in the boom-diddy-boom of Salvation Army drums in the East London slums.
  • A familiar gypsy trick is to enter a grocery store, wait until proprietor and clerks are occupied with important customers, then tuck turnips, garlic, apples, other staples under .
  • She ushered in gypsy skirts, embroidered silk blouses and accompanying shawls.
News & Articles

  • Gypsy Moth Invasion
    BUFFALO, NY - Fuzzy, black caterpillars are covering trees in the southern tier. The insects have been identified as Gypsy Moths , an invasive species that defoliates trees and shrubs.
    June 18, 2013 - WGRZ-TV Buffalo
  • Gypsy Moth Infestation in Allegany State Park
    BUFFALO, NY - Fuzzy, black caterpillars are covering trees in the southern tier. The insects have been identified as Gypsy Moths , an invasive species that defoliates trees and shrubs.
    June 18, 2013 - WGRZ-TV Buffalo
  • Faking out gypsy moths in SW Virginia
    Pheromone flakes confuse gypsy moths Pilots were ready to drop specially scented pellets in parts of Southwest Virginia Tuesday. The hope is to slow the spread of the "all- eating' gypsy moth.
    June 18, 2013 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Quotes

  • Kathryn Hays in The Canadian Press
    The idea of being tied down for a whole year challenged my sense of an actor as a gypsy,said Kathryn Hays, who in 1972 returned to New York from California to take the role of Kim Hughes.
  • Dolly Parton in FOXNews
    I'm never going to retire. I'm a gypsy at heart,Parton said. "I hope I fall dead right there on stage during a song _ hopefully one I've written."
  • Pier Ferdinando Casini in The Age
    The identity card plan is good, "even for our own children, because it would have been racist just to have taken fingerprints from Gypsy children", Casini said.

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