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MEAN. This word is sometimes used for mesne. (q.v.)

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Taking aim at the Tatton MP, Labour's Clive Lewis said: "Meaner than even the master in Oliver Twist's workhouse, she now seeks to not just stop the second helpings but any meal at all."
Leaner, meaner, darker the 2016 Harley Davidson Roadster was launched worldwide recently, including the GCC."Since its introduction in 1957, the Harley-Davidson Sportster has proved capable of constant reinvention, and the Roadster writes a new chapter in that story," said Harley-Davidson Director of Styling Brad Richards.
UTSA's Kristina Durante, lead author of the study, said that the study shows that ovulating women were much less willing to share when the other person was another woman and they became meaner to other women.
It seems the harder the graft and the meaner the gaffer, the more gags there were.
And he aims to cap it with a Scotland recall thanks to manager Davie Weir's new regime designed to make the Blades stars leaner and meaner for their title campaign.
PRICE: And he said: "I want to make David meaner. I'm talking about him looking at a guy and saying, 'I want to take your head off'."
"Europe has to become smaller, leaner and meaner in many areas and cost less money," Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday at his weekly press conference.
Nobody calls Neville Southall anything meaner than 'big-boned' at the moment but woe betide him if a flash Portuguese youngster also named Neville Southall bursts on to the scene.
CARS are getting leaner and meaner as manufacturers forge ahead with low emission engines.
"There is a quality even meaner than outright ugliness or disorder, and this meaner quality is the dishonest mask of pretended order, achieved by ignoring or suppressing the real order that is struggling to exist and to be served." Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was an American-Canadian writer and activist with primary interest in communities and urban planning and decay.
Anthony Rainone joins Brach Eichler's employment and litigation practice groups from Podvey Meaner Catenacci Hildner, Cocoziello & Chathman P.C., where he was a member.