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Synonyms for scrappily

in a bellicose contentious manner


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This effort to fit everything somewhat scrappily into an omnibus policy document has resulted in the lack of a cohesive grand plan to put the economy and public finances back on track."
Chelsea lost Cech to injury at the interval, giving Ross Turnbull his first league appearance of the season, as the second half started openly but scrappily.
A scrappily run women's 1500m final saw both Dobriskey and Weightman finish off the pace as Turkey's Asil Cakir won her country's first track gold.
Both played scrappily, breaking each other twice early on in the first set before the 30-year-old's experience shone through.
The match started scrappily as the visitors carved out the opening chance when Morten Gamst Pedersen's clever lay-off saw Goodwillie shoot across the face of goal.
If they don't make the playoffs, it's because they are in the same division as the scrappily good Lions and the world-dominating, undefeated Green Bay Packers.
Though you will one day perish, if you pair up with a group of likeminded theatre makers who work scrappily, innovatively and efficiently, you just: might get published a her all.
Good luck to the both of them, but sadly on this record their chemistry is mismatched and their over ambitious songs are scrappily executed.
Gilbert's casual craftsmanship--threads dangle from the plastic's seams, and the boats' wooden oars are scrappily handmade--adds to the insouciant air.
Hinckley broke the deadlock after 24 minutes of scrappily even play, prop David Peck pouncing after Kenilworth lost a scrum against the head and Joe Glover adding the conversion.
The second half began scrappily but Kyle put the home side ahead with the simplest of goals.
The meeting ended scrappily when Lindgren fell in third place behind Adams and Batchelor and that handed Swindon a maximum 5-1 to give the scoreline a more flattering appearance.
There's already an older border fence here, a hodgepodge of Marine Corps steel landing ramps, concertina wire, and steel beams, all scrappily patched and welded, burrowed under in places, then reinforced with dirt piles that look like cat scratchings.
'It was a funny match and I started very scrappily yesterday but Mark played great tonight.
Taylor moved to Hollywood as a teenager with her parents from Portland, Ore.; she put in twelve years climbing to the top of her profession, and made her last film, "Scrappily Married," in 1930, the year Henry was born.