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vagrant

(vā′grănt) [L. vagrans]
1. Wandering from place to place without a fixed home.
2. A homeless person who wanders from place to place.
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Authorities broke up vagrant camps Thursday morning along the Metrolink tracks through downtown Palmdale, removing seven mattresses, six couches, 15 shopping carts, clothing and human waste.
Early chapters explain what a "rare bird" is; where these vagrants come from and how they arrive; what areas of North America have had the greater number of sightings; seasonal differences in vagrant sightings; and even a quick overview of bird topology.
In Makati City, the local government has a campaign called 'Sagip Tao'' Project aimed to prevent the proliferation of beggars and vagrants by discouraging motorists and the riding public from giving them alms.
But the director of Donetsk's shelter for the homeless says England fans should not be subjected to vagrants hassling them for cash and food as it taints the city's image.
Incidentally, as I was walking down the street the other day, a vagrant shouted: "Big Issue, sir?
As Peter investigates he discovers that someone is testing an almost undetectable poison on the vagrants of Greenwich Village.
One of the vagrants describes her as "nuestra santa protectora que es persona decente," and she seems to genuinely care for the poor.
With its controlled understatement and scrupulous and unsparing lucidity, The Vagrants is a work of great moral poise and dignity.
Their topics include the neglected soldier as vagrant, revenger, tyrant slayer in early modern England; famine, poverty, and welfare in India under colonial rule; official responses to beggars and vagrants in 19th-century Rio de Janeiro; disciplinary modernism in tsarist Russia; vagrancy and colonial control in British East Africa; imposing vagrancy legislation in contemporary Papua New Guinea; and doing homeless in Tokyo's Ueno Park.
The play shows how police were under pressure to move vagrants out of the city centre because of the eagerness of cities like Leeds to reinvent themselves according to now largely discredited ideas of progress.
The Twilight of the Bums" is a hilarious compilation of stories about two elderly old vagrants and their witty conversations, witticisms, and adventures, quirkily illustrated by veteran artist T.
The three-floorGrangeHotel in Rhyl closed last year, but has since been used by vagrants.