Dowdy


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quite outmoded or unfashionable

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British marshal of the RAF who commanded the British air defense forces that defeated the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain (1882-1970)

deep-dish apple dessert covered with a rich crust

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lacking in smartness or taste

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primly out of date

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The little gauzy child, having whisked her sandals into the reticule and put on a trodden-down pair of shoes, shook her head into the dowdy bonnet at one shake, and answering my inquiry whether she liked dancing by replying, "Not with boys," tied it across her chin, and went home contemptuous.
has made her plans," "that fib about her mamma," and 'dowdy tarlatan," till she was ready to cry and rush home to tell her troubles and ask for advice.
He spoke with great vigor at the top of his voice; soon we had a little crowd about us; but the tall collars and the broad smiles of the younger Old Boys did not deter our dowdy demagogue.
the good woman is a comfortable middle-class dowdy, and when she goes to the palace or into society--" He pinched his lips together.
Mr Dowdy added: "The Market Place consultation has been a true success and we are encouraged by the level of participation from the people of Durham.
Meanwhile, Kirkby is destined to remain an unimportant, dowdy overspill town for Liverpool with no prospect of ever burgeoning on its own.
Harvey Dowdy, regeneration manager for Durham City Vision, said: "We had a fantastic response to the market place consultation which is currently being fed into a design brief to be published soon.
But Sun reporter Bill Salganik, president of the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild, and Zachary Dowdy, president of Newsday's Graphic Communications Conference Local 406, said more cuts in the face of recent past buyouts at both papers, and other Tribune properties such as the Los Angeles Times, are unsettling.
No longer dowdy surroundings used once a fortnight on match days, but bright, beautifully maintained function rooms of differing sizes to cater for parties large and small.
The latest series, screened across America this week, has been given the ultimate accolade by critics who said it made Desperate Housewives appear dowdy by comparison.
Dowdy bought the Markham Street property for $55,000 in August 1977 from John Hundley.
It is not the first time Marge has shed her dowdy image.
He shared a house on Dowdy Lane with 36-year-old Todd Campbell, who accompanied him to the river the day he presumably drowned.
It had decidedly dowdy designs by Nadia Benois and was called The Sleeping Princess, following the precedent set in 1921 by the Diaghilev company, for which Sergeyev had first produced the full-evening ballet in London.
Few programmes could be more different than the Aula Magna building for Stockholm University by Erskine Tovatt Arkitektkontor (the latest in a series of brilliantly thoughtful buildings for an otherwise rather dowdy campus) and the school at Ladak, built under the Himalayas for poor villagers by Arup Associates.