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waifs and strays

People or animals that are in need of a place to stay. "Waif" commonly refers to a person or animal that has been abandoned. It's heartbreaking to see so many waifs and strays wandering the city streets, with no one to care of them.
See also: and, stray

stray (away) (from something)

to drift away from or wander away from a particular topic or location. (The option elements cannot be transposed.) Please don't stray from the general area of discussion. Sally strayed away from her topic a number of times.

stray in(to something)

to wander into something. The deer strayed into the town and ruined almost everyone's garden. We left the gate open, and the cows strayed in and drank from the pond.
See also: stray

stray onto something

to wander onto an area, such as a parcel of land. Your cows strayed onto my land and ate my marigolds! If your horse strays onto my land one more time, it's my horse!
See also: stray

ˌwaifs and ˈstrays

1 people with no home, especially children in a big city: There are lots of waifs and strays living on the streets here.
2 (humorous) lonely people with nowhere else to go: My wife is always inviting various waifs and strays from work to our house. She seems to attract them.
See also: and, stray
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Strayer University is a postsecondary institution with a more than 120-year history educating working adult students online and at campus locations across the country.
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Founded in Baltimore 120 years ago, Strayer University offers relevant and rigorous academic programs to working adults, first-generation college students and others who often do not have access to higher education, helping to prepare them for success in today's competitive job market.
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Strayer University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has been in operation since 1892.
chairwoman of the Strayer University Board of Trustees, who bestowed the honors during the investiture ceremony.
Strayer University, a leading post-secondary adult education institution, provided full scholarships to 10 students from Liberia, while the government of Liberia covers expenses related to travel, accommodations and meals.
In celebration of its 120th anniversary, Strayer University hosted a national panel discussion earlier this week on "Building Tomorrow's Workforce Today: The Role of Higher Education in a Global Economy" in Washington, D.
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