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  • n  an animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)
  • v  move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
  • v  wander from a direct course or at random
    The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her
  • v  lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking
  • s  not close together in time
    a few stray crumbs
  • s  (of an animal) having no home or having wandered away from home
    a stray calf
    a stray dog

  • His adroitness in pickiing up stray pins was so startling that his office boys were instructed to see that there were none about when important conferences pended, since his .
  • Precision optical instruments depend on eliminating any and all stray reflected light to get their readings.
  • His design team, a tiny group handpicked by him, spent its first few years working on "studies" and then several incarnations of the Apple Newton--and watching the company stray .
News & Articles

  • Stray bullet ends dream of better life for immigrant
    Man, 44, hit by stray bullet while on the job, had been in vegetative state Close friends say Zenon Santiago Hernandez was a prodigious worker, handling two full-time jobs often seven days a week.        
    June 12, 2013 - Chicago Tribune
  • Stray animals caught in the middle of contract dispute between Cleveland and Bradley County
    CLEVELAND, Tennessee(WDEF) -  Failed negotiations between Cleveland city leaders and Bradley County will soon keep stray animals from the county from being dropped off at the Cleveland Animal Shelter. Starting July 1st, Cleveland animal control officers will no longer pick up stray animals in Bradley County and Bradley County residents will not be allowed to drop off county animals at the city ...
    June 11, 2013 - WDEF Chattanooga
  • Stray Boots Fights 'Summer Slide' By Giving Free Tours To All Students In New York City
    NEW YORK, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, June 8, Stray Boots, a New York tech startup that creates "gamified" city tours kicked off a campaign to get children in New York outside, ...
    June 10, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  • Michelle Wie in Prince George Citizen
    All the putts looked like they were going to go in, but they didn't,Wie said. "Obviously, I had a couple of stray tee shots. But there's always tomorrow."
  • Kenneth Starr in San Jose Mercury News
    We are asking you simply to stay the jurisprudencial course, not to stray on a new course,Starr said.
  • Brett Favre in AFP
    My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed. You're facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will... Andre Bauer The Guardian Jan 25, 2010 95233 126521 streak I want to continue the streak and winning," Favre told Biloxi's Sun-Herald. "When I talk about the streak, it's the hot streak we are on. For the first time in three years, I haven't thought this could be my last game. I would like to...

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