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a down-and-outer

A person who is completely without money, means, support, and/or prospects; an indigent person. His crippling drug addiction left him a down-and-outer, begging for change on the sidewalk.


A person who is destitute or otherwise devoid of any resources. Sarah started a non-profit organization dedicated to help the down-and-outers in her city.

outer core

One part of the inside of the Earth (as opposed to the Earth's "inner core"). All right class, what can you tell me about the Earth's outer core?
See also: core, outer
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And so, after locking the door in the outer shell of the prospector, I set out upon my quest.
This difference of level, although no doubt very small, has, I believe, caused the death of those coral-groves, which under the former and more open condition of the outer reef has attained the utmost possible limit of upward growth.
Captain Ross found embedded in the conglomerate on the outer coast, a well-rounded fragment of greenstone, rather larger than a man's head: he and the men with him were so much surprised at this, that they brought it away and preserved it as a curiosity.
Two species of fish, of the genus Scarus, which are common here, exclusively feed on coral: both are coloured of a splendid bluish-green, one living invariably in the lagoon, and the other amongst the outer breakers.
Description:The proposed Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project will rehabilitate and improve maritime infrastructure in selected outer islands of Tuvalu; and improve safety, efficiency, and sustainability of maritime transportation between Funafuti (the capital) and the eight outer islands.
There's no better time to consider a getaway to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
It is therefore an urgent imperative for the international community to preclude the possibility of weaponizing outer space, now, she said during a debate on Outer Space matters.
After vacationing on the Outer Banks, Rohrbacher and her family couldn't resist the lure of the area and made a permanent move to Nags Head in June 2013.
Home of Harris Tweed The Outer Hebrides is home to the luxurious Harris Tweed, which is hand woven by islanders using only local wool.
According to current models, in addition to large amounts of iron, Earth's liquid outer core contains small amounts of so-called light elements, possibly sulfur, oxygen, silicon, carbon, or hydrogen.
Late in 2008 the Mayor formed the Outer London Commission; an expert body of industry leaders tasked with regenerating London's 20 outer 'forgotten' boroughs and identifying key areas for immediate intervention.
But, by the early 1980s, the outer wall had deteriorated to such an extent that there was some doubt whether to repair the lake wall or even to demolish and abandon it, or whether to carry out the necessary reconstruction works.
When shear waves travel down through the mantle and reach the liquid outer core, some of their energy is converted into pressure waves (which can travel through liquid, unlike shear waves).
Prices have flattened in most areas; however, a look at the top 10 most expensive condos in the outer boroughs reveals some bright spots.