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faulty

1. mod. fake. Faulty leather on this chair. Gimme the real stuff.
2. mod. wrong. No. You are just faulty about the number.
References in classic literature ?
It is more needful that I should have a fibre of sympathy connecting me with that vulgar citizen who weighs out my sugar in a vilely assorted cravat and waistcoat, than with the handsomest rascal in red scarf and green feathers--more needful that my heart should swell with loving admiration at some trait of gentle goodness in the faulty people who sit at the same hearth with me, or in the clergyman of my own parish, who is perhaps rather too corpulent and in other respects is not an Oberlin or a Tillotson, than at the deeds of heroes whom I shall never know except by hearsay, or at the sublimest abstract of all clerical graces that was ever conceived by an able novelist.
(He was not critical on the faulty indulgence which preceded these fits; that seemed to him natural enough.) Still there was just the chance, Godfrey thought, that his father's pride might see this marriage in a light that would induce him to hush it up, rather than turn his son out and make the family the talk of the country for ten miles round.
I cannot forget, that an intimate friend of mine in Lilliput, took the freedom in a warm day, when I had used a good deal of exercise, to complain of a strong smell about me, although I am as little faulty that way, as most of my sex: but I suppose his faculty of smelling was as nice with regard to me, as mine was to that of this people.
"I like this novel," said the curate; "but I cannot persuade myself of its truth; and if it has been invented, the author's invention is faulty, for it is impossible to imagine any husband so foolish as to try such a costly experiment as Anselmo's.
If gratitude and esteem are good foundations of affection, Elizabeth's change of sentiment will be neither improbable nor faulty. But if otherwise-- if regard springing from such sources is unreasonable or unnatural, in comparison of what is so often described as arising on a first interview with its object, and even before two words have been exchanged, nothing can be said in her defence, except that she had given somewhat of a trial to the latter method in her partiality for Wickham, and that its ill success might, perhaps, authorise her to seek the other less interesting mode of attachment.
After all, his strange instinct might be more dependable than my faulty human judgment.
Perhaps a "your work" exclusion will no longer contain the subcontractor exception that affords coverage for certain property damage resulting from faulty subcontractor work.
Summary: Men who carry a faulty gene have a one in 15 chance of developing breast cancer by the time they are 70, according to researchers.
Random inspection and interception on roads has been increased and faulty heavy vehicles or those violating safety standards are not only fined but are forced to do the repairs immediately.
BEIJING: China s quality control watchdog said an investigation into Hewlett-Packard Co showed the company had sold some faulty laptop computers, and ignored consumer protection regulations.
BRITS lose almost pounds 5000 on faulty goods during their lives because they are too afraid or embarrassed to return the items, it has been revealed.
Owners of affected vehicles will get faulty window switches replaced for free, the report said.
Sony has said some of its Vaio laptops are equipped with faulty graphics chips from Nvidia, which the graphics company has said could cause some laptops to overheat and ultimately fail.
The researchers studied tumor cells containing a faulty version of the breast cancer gene BRCA2.
At least one woman was misled into thinking she was not pregnant after being given a faulty pregnancy test, the medicines watchdog said last night.