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loiter

v. to linger or hang around in a public place or business where one has no particular or legal purpose. In many states, cities, and towns there are statutes or ordinances against loitering by which the police can arrest someone who refuses to "move along." There is a question as to whether such laws are constitutional. However, there is often another criminal statute or ordinance which can be applied specifically to control aggressive begging, soliciting prostitution, drug dealing, blocking entries to stores, public drunkenness, or being a public nuisance.

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Just moments after Williams had seen London Prize win the Grade Two Elite Hurdle at Wincanton, Saunter was delivered with a perfectly-timed run by Jim Crowley to lift the Betfred November Handicap on Town Moor.
Ridden by Jim Crowley, Saunter (6-1) hit top gear in the final furlong to sprint to an impressive win.
Saunter saves a little for himself, while hold-up horse Azari is unlikely to get competitive.
"I don't think you want to have a footballer that's just coming here to saunter along, pick up money and not really have that desire to be a successful footballer.
The second annual Summer Saunter saw entrants completing a six mile walk around Linthwaite.
Staff from npower at Team Valley, Gateshead, are taking part in a Santa Saunter to raise money for a project to build a North East children's hospice.
Not surprisingly, Chicago chefs also frequent Caputo's markets to get unusual items or saunter through the produce selection.
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A 5km Santa Saunter is also being held for walkers.
Baker will trot out something a bit more circumspect like "shave and split," "slice and sprint," or "sever and saunter."
With its bright purple color, it's not meant to be a man's member, but if you're not hoping to pass, you can saunter up to the men's urinal and be done in a flash.
Shortly after the restart a poor back-pass from Tony Butler allowed Taylor to saunter through and fire home.