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The snows of the alpine region were seen as nothing more than `stored water', and rivers like the Snowy and its tributaries, instead of sensibly nourishing the continent's thirsty heart, flowed wastefully and shrewishly into the sea.
Her dreams of romance are always stymied by her shrewishly over-protective divorced mother.
"And wheah do you think you'ah going?" Alice asked shrewishly.