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The Government's dawdling means they've wasted a year since the Census results.
Clearly fearful of the dawdling early gallop, Hughes craftily went to the front before halfway, reset the tempo to his own liking and dictated matters beautifully to post a cosy win.
On one such occasion the 44-year-old Cumbria-based player could be seen telling his opponent to "get out of the way" as he was ready to throw, with Havenga dawdling back from the board.
The banks aren't dawdling, offering services to attract loyal clients to their remittance-handling offices.
thirty, maybe thirty-five, can twenty years have passed dawdling through
The Goodwood field included only four starters after the late defections of Gotaghostofachance and Preachinatthebar, and Roman Ruler was able to head into the stretch with a slight lead over Rock Hard Ten after dawdling fractions of 24.
The misery of spending the morning packed into crowded commuter carriage as it sits dawdling in a siding is hard to beat.
Lacking the strong metaphoric associations of bicycle-taxi drivers or New Year's dragons, or the absurdity of painting en plein eau, the evocation of national memory and historical flux becomes brittlely allegorical and the slow, underwater lyricism less hypnotic than merely dawdling.
Compared with Britain's fragmented, dawdling, underfunded rail system, which has become the despair of those who use it, French railways are a paradigm of progress, ambition and efficiency.
This dawdling has gone on too long," Satan said impatiently, stamping his cloven foot.
But Marlin Fitzwater was sneering at Gorby as "a drugstore cowboy" and Bush was dawdling over exhaustive policy reviews that always warned the Soviets might not mean it.
Spencer levelled after a howler of a clearance by Oxford skipper Ford and then set up Peacock for the winner - thanks to the dawdling Gilchrist.