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shabby and untidy

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Well, he couldn't look any scruffier, not even after weeks without a clean shirt.
A scruffier place (according to Jonson in the induction to Bartholomew Fair), the Hope, cost [pounds sterling]360 in 1613, and that sum included accommodation for animals.
To be fair, most of the people at our table belong to Out Spokin', a group of Colorado road bikers in town to participate in Moab's annual Skinny Tire Festival, but I'm here escorting a trip built around the region's real claim to fame: mountain biking--road biking's scruffier, fat-tired cousin.
On back streets of the scruffier residential neighborhoods, a handful of hair salons and barbershops also provide places to congregate and while away the time.
19) The mythological "real boy" was also Caucasian if a little scruffier and apt to be from less privileged origins.
Even the scruffier, more threatening-looking killers like the one-eyed Henry Lee Lucas, whose since-debunked claims to hundreds of victims were accepted uncritically in Murder: No Apparent Motive and only grudingly downscaled in 1995's The Serial Killers to a hundred victims, are typically depicted as unnoticeable vagrants whose very mobility makes them impossible to pin down.
To do this, each formally neat type of inference must be complemented with scruffier kinds of machinery that embody the heuristic connections between the knowledge itself and what we hope to do with it.
Now we're leaving that sleek, idealized, conflict-free yupsterland and doing the Casblanca thing, smarter, scruffier, older, and a little wearier (not that there's anything wrong with that -- at least to the extent that a cup of coffee couldn't fix it).
As the four of us sat around the scruffier pine table with a candle glowing in the middle, eating plump plates of potatoes, carrots, and moose, it all seemed like a dream.
LAX, I was coming to realize, was a good deal scruffier than the airports even of Bangkok or Jakarta, more chaotic, more suggestive of Third World lawlessness.
Had it been widely known that he and his wives were of lowly birth, they might not have been accepted in polite circles or even in the scruffier world of the theater.
Timothy Noah, "Top Writer of "Reinventing Government' Report Has Come Far From Scruffier Magazine Days," Wall Street Journal September 22, 1993, p.
On the plus side, Nozick proved that strict libertarianism still had room for--in fact, required--a minimal state, a boon for libertarians eager to distance themselves from the scruffier anarchists.
Both Windrider and Moon Shadow are wearing overalls, and both are a bit scruffier.
Ten years ago, we directed and acted with him in two musicals-'Into the Woods' and 'Basilia ng Malolos,' respectively-but, other than the deeper texture of his voice and the scruffier Engineer countenance (think Junix Inocian, who was one of the musical's Filipino pioneers), nothing much has changed about this theatrical triple threat.