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a homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned

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It could never be the same, of course, but yet, day by day, she found her mother-love, enveloping the waif more closely until she sometimes sat with closed eyes lost in the sweet imagining that the little bundle of humanity at her breast was truly her own.
Her heart, bereft of its own, had gone out to this poor, little, nameless waif, and lavished upon it all the love that had been denied her during the long, bitter weeks of her captivity aboard the Kincaid.
So long had it been since Tarzan became a member of the tribe, that Tublat had forgotten the circumstances surrounding the entrance of the jungle waif into his family, with the result that he now imagined that Tarzan was his own offspring, adding greatly to his chagrin.
I have heard a waif word in the country," said I, a little nettled, "that you were a hard man to drive.
I am such a waif and stray everywhere, that I am liable to be drifted where any current may set.
a not-for-profit that connects shelter pets with service and veteran members of the United States military, is joining forces with Wayside Waifs in Kansas City to place hard-to-adopt dogs and cats into loving military homes.
Gunners waifs punching above their weight Live football Sky Sports 2, 4pm THE build-up to today's Premier League clash between Chelsea and Arsenal has been dominated by analysis of the two teams' respective physiques, writes James Milton.
But, with two vacant fireside positions, I confided to lovely Kelly at the RSPCA, Barnes Hill, that she'd have to choose a couple of waifs for me because I couldn't reject any.
Long live real women - and by the looks of the other poor waifs in the show, the size zero appeal crowd - a long life is far from guaranteed for the rest.
Leading the pack are the Waifs, Cat Power and Ani DiFranco.
He has taken on so many of everyone else's waifs, strays and lost causes and made them work for his team right through his career.
Former waifs and strays which have become perfect family pets are the stars of a calendar raising cash for a charity for dogs.
Honestly, they just think they like withered waifs.
IT must be the catwalk that turns sweet-looking waifs into demanding divas because Paris Hilton was anything but her smiley self backstage at a show in New York.
In an age that seems to fluctuate between the worshipping of pneumatic blondes and painfully-skinny waifs, how refreshing it is to see the natural beauty of Miss Loren still shining through.