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Synonyms for punky

minute two-winged insect that sucks the blood of mammals and birds and other insects

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Pinky Punky was known for "fun" clothing, Cossey said.
The Punky Pets mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on iTunes and for $.
Samyra, of Middlesbrough, said: "Getting to see how a company like Punky Pins works, both creatively and administratively, was incredible.
Azure partnered with Divalysscious Moms, with social network for morns, for the book signing and launch of Moon Frye's Happy Chaos: From Punky to Parenting and My Perfectly Imperfect Adventures In Between.
Dink sues producer Punky Solomon and backer Manny Gold for the credit and royalties to the song and in the process is thrown into a reprise of the past turning up facts and bitter truths--of why Anna held back her answer to Dink's marriage proposal on a New York rooftop--and what really killed her.
Lucas says he sees the duet as Daisy Mae and Li'l Abner, and I love that sense of being a punky cartoon character.
The album's punky reggae rhythms, spiky guitar, and Ari-Up and Pollitt's tribal call-and-response vocals, set off witty, tuneful songs about heroin abuse (``Instant Hit''), stereotyping (``Typical Girls''), consumerism (``Spend, Spend, Spend'') and poverty (``Shoplifting'').
As callow students we were astonished by the scale and assurance of it all, beguiled by the ironic take on Classicism, the integration of museum and city, the punky blasts of colour.
BETTINGJP Doyle (Belle Vue): 7-2 Camp Bugler, 5 Westcliff, 6 Droopys Demaggio, Farloe Focus, 7 Laser Beam, 10 Lonely Hunter, Punky Rock, 12 bar
Tegan and Sara, So Jealous (September 14): Baby-dyke bait, the 24-year-old Canadian twins move to a more polished variation of their punky pop.
Topped off with a punky chain belt and casually slung bag.
The single was originally part of Talvin Singhs Anokha: Sounds of the Azian Underground, a compilation released in 1997 that documented a small scene of wistful, forward-thinking South Asian fusionists who applied a punky yet tradition-minded sensibility to British dance music.
He takes on some helpers, including his punky friend Jimmy, and they become known as "the Mall Mafia," with the motto "Insult or be insulted.
Paintings like Kristin with Kristin's Eyes in Her Head, 2001, a sketchy, drippy acrylic portrait of a young woman sitting at a desk staring blankly out at the viewer, and Jill, Tasty, On the Floor, 2001, a girl in red-and-black plaid pants and punky Doc Martens sitting on a floor strewn with CDs, video-game controls, and a boom box, call to mind days devoted to youthful boredom and disaffection--hanging out listening to music, playing games, and doodling.
It can be quite punky but that is definitely for the younger market - for anyone over 25, it should really be more beautiful and about incorporating some of the items into your wardrobe.