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furphy

(ˈfɚfi)
n. news; gossip; a groundless rumor; scuttlebutt. (see also latrine rumor.) I heard a furphy about you yesterday.
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Vance and Nettie were a team, and in essays and lectures they presented a view of Australian literature in which the democratic tradition exemplified in the writing of Lawson and Furphy was the central creative stream.
Ian Turner praised Furphy for his dedication to the revolutionary proletariat and the socialist future, and for his belief that "the individual is powerless to determine his own destiny", since "collective humanity holds the key to the kingdom of God on earth".
City looked comfortable on their lead until 11 minutes from time when skipper Willie Furphy conceded a penalty for a foul on Alex Williams who stepped up to drill the spot-kick in to the bottom corner.
Manager Noel Blake has turned to the vast experience of Ken Furphy - appointing the 69-year-old as technical consultant.
Exeter tried to arrest the slump by bringing in Ken Furphy to assist manager Noel Blake, but that experiment was quickly terminated and the Grecians find themselves back at square one, just six points ahead of bottom club Carlisle, who have no fewer than four games in hand.
It wouldn't be a modern Olympics without a furphy (rumor) being spread about the illegal drug use of some prominent performer.
Like Lawrence, Wilding is steeped in a European tradition and he relates his 'classic' Australian writers: Marcus Clarke, Henry Lawson, William Lane, Joseph Furphy, Christina Stead, and Patrick White, to international literary movements.
To further highlight this `myth' I want to discuss in more detail two (there are more but time forces me share just two) big `literacy crises', each of which enjoyed massive media coverage and assumptions of certitude -- and each of which turned out to be a furphy.
Having marshaled the services of scholars throughout the country (supervising editors are Anthony Hassall of James Cook University, Bruce Bennett of the Australian Defence Force Academy, and Jennifer Strauss of Monash University), the series has already published important works on Aboriginal literature, white literature about Aborigines, convict fiction, genre studies, and individual writers such as Randolph Stow, David Malouf, Gwen Harwood, Judith Wright, Joseph Furphy, and Jessica Anderson.
He worked at the behest of draughtsmen, such as Billy Hunter, Reg Furphy, Terry Agnew and John "Nobby" Clark, a team led by Mr Frank Duce which needed copies to be made of blueprints.
My neighbour was Ken Furphy, the former manager of Watford, Blackburn, Sheffield United and Pele's New York Cosmos, then enjoying semiretirement in Devon as a local radio expert.
Woiwod (1992:44) highlights how Joseph Furphy, who lived at Yering from 1843-50, recorded a family anecdote of the time, when, as a child, he was treated for an illness by the Aboriginal healer named Dr Murray:
Ayr Utd - Watson, Scott, Hughes, Furphy, McAllister, Evans, Templeton, Wilson, Walker, Sludden, Cowell.
Tom Furphy, Consumer Equity Partners (formerly Amazon)