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  • a  having the hair or wool cut or clipped off as if with shears or clippers
    picked up the baby's shorn curls from the floor

  • God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb (thought by many to be a Biblical quotation, by a more knowledgeable few the invention of Laurence Sterne, this proverb goes back to the .
  • Many of the shorn had come from the Moscow Commodity Exchange on the other side of town, where windows were broken before they were told to try their luck at the company .
  • Along with searches for various anime cartoons, sex topics and information on the most recently shorn, exposed or departed celebrities, the majority of top terms bear a close .
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  • Mary McGrory in Yahoo! News
    What is happening,wrote Mary McGrory, The Washington Star columnist, "is that violet-eyed damsels from Smith are pinning McCarthy buttons on tattooed mill workers, and Ph.Ds from Cornell, shaven and shorn for world peace, are deferentially...
  • Michael Longley in Irish Times
    Mr Longley said he would advise Clifton to be honest with his students, but to "temper the wind to the shorn lamb".
  • Peter Roebuck in
    In the same paper, Peter Roebuck adds: "Flintoff did everything in his power to stem the tide. Put in charge of a team shorn of two senior batsmen and burdened with a lacklustre attack, he took the ball in his beefy hands and unleashed several...

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