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cattywampus

1. Crooked or out of alignment; askew. Your tie is all cattywampus. Here, let me fix it for you.
2. Situated diagonally from someone or something else. No, you know Mr. Jones—his house is cattywampus to ours.
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Somehow, despite the fact that these four white people have never set foot outside what is now Massachusetts, they choose names related to the mythology of different Native American cultures from across half the continent: Pukwudgie (Rowling shamelessly casts one of these creatures from Wampanoag tradition in an uncomfortably Squanto-esque role in Isolds personal story), Wampus (from the Cherokees), Thunder-bird (presumably from the Algonquin peoples), and Horned Serpent (presumably from the Muscogees).The attributions are mine; Rowling, who takes pains to differentiate between the populations of Europe and even the U.K., tends to collapse all Native American nations into one monolithic whole.
Open Season: Scared Silly opens with Elliot telling a campfire story about the legend of the Wailing Wampus Werewolf that lives in Timberline National Forest.
As the industry expanded and grew to include more complex games, Pong[R] was eclipsed by Lunar Lander and Hunt the Wampus. Besides competence, both of these games infused autonomy with their game play by removing strict rules and allowing the user to choose a path that affected the outcome of the game.
Richard Fulco; THERE IS NO END TO THIS SLOPE; Wampus Multimedia (Fiction: Literary) 17.99 ISBN: 9780979747175
Wampus Cats will have to replace dynamic QB Tyler Langley, but do-it-all Dylan Cox and others bring the speed.
Lisa Murray, 53, of 5 Wampus Ave., Unit 3, Acton, operating under the influence of drugs, sufficient facts found, but continued without a funding until Jan.
Beginning with the visit of the Nipmuck Wampus in 1675, natives realized that they could circumvent the colonists by appealing directly to the English monarch.
How about a cap to pledge allegiance to the Itasca Wampus Cats (and no, we're not making that up)?
After the war Buchwald studied at USC and was managing editor of Wampus. the campus humor magazine.
At the high school level, the Wampus Cats compete in football, volleyball, cross country, golf, tennis, basketball, bowling, swimming, wrestling, track, baseball, softball, soccer, cheerleadingand dance.
Ashcraft, who played for Lonnie Sutton at Watson Chapel, also ran a lot of one-back and motion looks in his second season in charge of the Wampus Cats.
Conway looked for the longest like a 7A-Central team that could go the distance, but powerful Har-Ber, the 2009 state titlist, ended the Wampus Cats' season in Round 2.
On any given Friday the Wampus Cats focus on setting the tempo, a part of Coach Clint Ash-craft's philosophy that begins in the team's upbeat practices.
Sleeper: Conway seems to be everyone's pick to challenge for the third spot, but the Wampus Cats might even be good enough to win the whole thing.