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The random scrappiness of this collection of alternative takes, covers and sketchy new material is made poignant by the context in which it has been released," wrote critic Helen Brown in the Daily Telegraph.
Everybody knows that nature study has suffered in schools from scrappiness of subject matter, due to dealing with a large number of isolated points.
After a bright start, the play dimmed into scrappiness and resistance.
The borough that was defined by its outsider status, that drew its defining scrappiness and even hipness from its little-brother relationship to the metropolis next door, now has a following of its own.
I thought some serious evaluating essays--a book in which mine would be the shortest and most unknown contribution; stuck up in front there as a title piece all the defects and scrappiness of the essay show up.
Sometimes it's more who's got the scrappiness and alertness on rebounds.
The scrappiness ended there, though, because Lafferty displayed good composure to side foot home from 14 yards.
Their scrappiness, their grit and energy, their partnerships move about in a kind of dance of life.
The game descended into scrappiness as the Dons desperately tried to claw their way back, while nervy Saints players took their foot off the gas.
In her own scrappiness, pale skin, freckles and red hair, Mrs.
Behind the scrappiness of theatrical majas and their embodiment of life in Lavapies, is what audiences would recognize as the protagonism of actual working class women in protests against shortages of food and work.
Everything we've worked on - defensive effort, blocking out, scrappiness and patience on offense - we brought it all to the court in that game.