balky


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given to acting in opposition to others

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stopping short and refusing to go on

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US officials told The New York Times those who have moved have been balky in Camp Hurriya, refusing to occupy one building, blocking water trucks and resisting the opening of a clinic.
It assumes that the balky bureaucracies meant to improve K-12 education and hold leaders accountable are so calcified by policies, programs, contracts, and culture that only in the most exceptional of circumstances can they be fixed simply by top-down applications of new curricula or pedagogy.
His balky back forced him to the sideline with 1 minute remaining in the first quarter.
But like Jiggs, Homer is proudly and aggressively common, resistant to reform, fond of alcohol and resigned to his family situation although occasionally balky.
lt;p>McCracken attributed that to Vista's long-running reputation as a balky, underpowered operating system.
I didn't hear a peep about chromatic aberration, the tripod's less-than-smooth movements, the eyepieces' poor edge sharpness, or the balky focuser.
Unlike his other losses, this one can't be explained by a bad draw, a lousy swing or a balky putter.
Three years after quitting the UK for Australia, Sam Jones - better known as The Balky Mule - put in an endearingly shambolic display which overall served his music well.
CLWB Ifor Bach welcomes back New York's Jeffrey Lewis on Sunday (pounds 11) and The Cinematics on Tuesday (pounds 5) while Forecast bring Banjo Or Freakout and The Balky Mule on Thursday (pounds 6).
The Discovery crew will deliver and install a final set of solar wings for the space station and a spare urine processor for the space station's balky water recycling system.
Pitchers, creamers, mugs, sugar bowls, and the occasional teapot and ashtray serve in this work as a storyboard for the balky scenario of a man and a woman meeting for an undisclosed purpose.
Having trouble starting a balky two-cycle leaf blower, string trimmer or chain saw?
The space shuttle Endeavour will remain at the International Space Station one day longer than planned to give NASA extra time to fix a balky water-recycling system.
Wave soldering was balky and time-consuming, and wasn't delivering hole-fill requirements.
The ether mixture combusted readily so that a balky diesel often would fire on one or two cylinders and shortly the others would cut in, billowing plumes of white smoke from incomplete combustion.