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barfly

Someone who spends the greater part of their time in bars or other drinking establishments. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. You get to know the people in these places when you're a barfly like me.

barfly

1. n. a person who frequents bars. Who will trust the word of an old barfly like Willy?
2. n. a drunkard. Some barfly staggered out of the tavern straight into the side of a car.
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In another, earlier "small sketch" of Robert Lowell as a teacher, Sexton says she studied with him "during the fall of 1958 and the winter of 1959"--she doesn't specify these dates in "The Bar Fly Ought to Sing." In September of 1958, Sexton, who had yet to publish her first book, applied to Lowell's graduate writing seminar at Boston University.
On April 23 she acknowledges that Sexton and Starbuck are having an affair--a fact Sexton would discreetly omit from "The Bar Fly Ought to Sing." Sexton is obviously referring to Starbuck in this quote from a letter to Snodgrass, also written in April: "There is a rather nice poet in Boston who is in love with me.
Plath's letters to Sexton ("I have them now, of course," says Sexton in "The Bar Fly Ought to Sing") are in the Anne Sexton Papers at the University of Texas at Austin.
Sexton admitted in "The Bar Fly Ought to Sing" that she didn't notice in Plath her determination to succeed, to be a "great writer." "I was too determined to bet on myself," Sexton recalled, "to actually notice where [Plath] was headed in her work." After her breakup with Hughes, Plath would begin to develop close friendships with other women, including the poet Ruth Fainlight.
In "The Bar Fly Ought to Sing," Sexton "remember[s] writing to Sylvia in England after The Colossus came out and saying something like: 'if you're not careful, Sylvia, you will out-Roethke Roethke,' and she replied that I had guessed accurately and that he had been a strong influence on her work." (Again, one wonders why these letters have not found their way into print.) In her poem "Sylvia's Death," Sexton refers to Plath as a "funny duchess"--a nod, for sure, to "Duchess of Nothing," a line from one of the excised Roethke-influenced pieces in "Poem for a Birthday."
Es el hogar de "sus mejores amigas", Laura Ledezma y Raquel Sevilla, a quienes conocio en el Bar Fly. En su recamara apenas son visibles los signos de la cubania: una figura de San Lazaro (divinidad de los desvalidos y enfermos) y un pulso del santo yoruba que la protege: Elegua, "el que abre y cierra los caminos".
Yuliet confiesa que se levanta tarde porque "every nigth" va al Bar Fly a bailar musica cubana hasta las tres o cuatro de la madrugada.
Three prize men: Milner and Petrov hail Agbonlahor for his winner that means so much to Villa Bar fly: Rooney rues crashing shot off woodwork
Channelfly's sales from advertising, sponsorship, music marketing, management services and gate receipts from its Bar Fly clubs, rose to a record pounds 1.59 million from pounds 1.29 million.
She said: "Lembit is a real bar fly and there's a massive drinking culture in the House of Commons.
THE Ladbroke Hurdle goes to to Josh Gifford's Rabble Rouser (D Barrott) who upsets followers of the red chalk when calling time on 4-1 favourite Bar Fly (R G Hughes) who goes down by one and a half lengths.
Johnny Irving plays the wily old bar fly who hangs around the village pub, wise- cracking his way into the Yank's affections.
She said: "Lembit is a real bar fly and there's a massive drinking culture in the House of Commons." Sian claimed that in November when her father was in hospital, Opik did not bother to call or visit.
And I know when I go to my local today to watch Coventry-Charlton I'll once again hear this glorious logic from an ageing bar fly: "Money's ruined the game I love [hands third tenner of the afternoon to barmaid].