gipsy


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Synonyms for gipsy

a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment

a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling

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4 Gipsy camps were never investigated at the time of Ben's disappearance as police were "scared" to go into them.
However, because the compression ratio was unfashionably low, the Gipsy thrived on low octane petrol.
In an attempt to understand what is happening to these children, Romanian film-maker Liviu Tipurita embarks on a journey through Europe which takes him inside the closed world of the gipsy community, where he talks to the authorities and institutions meant to be dealing with this disturbing phenomenon.
In "To a Gipsy Child by the Sea-Shore," the child shares the melancholy of Wordsworth's "Intimations" babe, but the little Gypsy seer's pain comes not from memory but from foreknowledge of the suffering caused by time.
Gipsy Moth V was the yacht in which Chichester attempted his last solo transatlantic race, but he was by then frail with bone cancer.
But John Wilson, Novas' assistant director for gipsy and traveller services, said: ``Keith Hill is entirely correct when he says local authorities should take pro active steps to delivering authorised sites for gipsies and travellers.
He said, ``Whether you travel or not I cannot understand why you can't be a gipsy if you've been born a gipsy.
The highlights of the day on June 21, led by Northern Stage at the Newcastle Playhouse, will be the first-ever performance in the UK by the Bosnian `Mother of Gipsy Soul' Ljiljana Buttler, along with the acclaimed Bosnian band Mostar Sevdah Reunion.
The guidance states that there is evidence that the "majority of applications for gipsy and traveller sites are refused, whereas the majority of other applications for planning permissions are approved.
At one stage, Mr Berry, who claimed he was indisputably a gipsy since he came from a traditional Irish travelling family, won a ground breaking ruling at the High Court in November 2002 to the effect a gipsy remains a gipsy for life.
A GIPSY could be forced off his own land because a legal technicality says he cannot be classed as a traveller as his failing health has stopped him moving around.
CRE chairman Trevor Phillips will visit two gipsy sites in east London as part of the review.
Lawyers now think the verdict from the European Court of Human Rights could have implications for every gipsy encampment in the country after traveller James Connors, 49, was evicted by Leeds City Council off land in Yorkshire.
Police chiefs on Teesside have dismissed recommendations to set up a dedicated team to tackle gipsy travellers.