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mealy-mouthed

Hesitant or unwilling to state something bluntly and directly, especially facts or opinions that are considered divisive or controversial. Primarily heard in UK. Everyone keeps having these mealy-mouthed conversations about crime in poor areas of the city, unwilling to talk about the scumbags who are to blame.
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In a press release issued by media liaison unit of Punjab agriculture department on Friday, experts said that mango Mealy Bug leaves trees in May-June and lay eggs in soil and deliver Pupae from November to February.
Mealy, clinical manager of the Johns Hopkins Transverse Myelitis Center and Neuromyelitis Optica Clinic, Baltimore.
Scale insects and mealy bugs are related to each other.
So really he got away with this abominable cruelty and the RSPCA Inspector was no better when he came out with a load of mealy mouthed waffle, saying: "I am glad the court has recognised the serious nature of this offence and sent out a clear message that pet owners have a duty of care to protect their animals".
Two classes off fuzzy automata corresponding to the Mealy and Moore type of ordinary automata are formulated by Asai and Kitajima in 1971 [1].
65 million acre (10,700 square kilometer) Mealy Mountains National Park in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, which will help preserve the Canadian boreal forest, the world's largest, most intact old-growth forest.
Chandigarh, July 30 (ANI): Farmers of Punjab's Abohar district are left anxious after a mealy bug infestation damaged their cotton crop.
I'd bet my paycheck such a politician is also pro-abortion (human slaughter) and mealy mouthed on the gay marriage issue.
Farmers love ladybugs because they eat insects that kill crops, such as aphids, mealy bugs, scales, leafhoppers, and mites.
Mealy told the Telegram & Gazette in an interview yesterday that "My suspicion is (Mr.
Keep an eye out for any pest infection such as greenfly, scale or mealy bug.
Normal grocery shoppers no longer have to agonize over the choice between settling for mealy apples or springing for the pricier exotics like mangoes or hothouse strawberries.
The spiders will be added to the plants next month to combat pests such as aphids, thrips and the mealy bug.
Pictured (L-r) are Maureen Kelly, treasurer; Tish Mealy, vice president-MEDDAC; Don Earl, president-elect; Katharina Crisuolo, vice president-ISEC; Pat Hopkins, secretary/Membership; Tommie Harden, vice presidient-Army Intelligence Center and School; Tom Spering, president; and Mr.
I am grumpy because I am really, really sick of dishonest, self-dealing, mealy mouthed politicians and their hangers on who are slowly bit by bit bringing this country down.