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furphy

(ˈfɚfi)
n. news; gossip; a groundless rumor; scuttlebutt. (see also latrine rumor.) I heard a furphy about you yesterday.
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But as Furphy warns, it has been too uncritically accepted.
In chapters nine and ten, Furphy provides a useful overview of the state of nineteenth-century British ethnology and anthropology and how Curr's book fitted into the contemporary debates about the customs and origins of Aboriginal people.
Vance and Nettie were a team, and in essays and lectures they presented a view of Australian literature in which the democratic tradition exemplified in the writing of Lawson and Furphy was the central creative stream.
Ian Turner praised Furphy for his dedication to the revolutionary proletariat and the socialist future, and for his belief that "the individual is powerless to determine his own destiny", since "collective humanity holds the key to the kingdom of God on earth".
City looked comfortable on their lead until 11 minutes from time when skipper Willie Furphy conceded a penalty for a foul on Alex Williams who stepped up to drill the spot-kick in to the bottom corner.
Manager Noel Blake has turned to the vast experience of Ken Furphy - appointing the 69-year-old as technical consultant.
Exeter tried to arrest the slump by bringing in Ken Furphy to assist manager Noel Blake, but that experiment was quickly terminated and the Grecians find themselves back at square one, just six points ahead of bottom club Carlisle, who have no fewer than four games in hand.
It wouldn't be a modern Olympics without a furphy (rumor) being spread about the illegal drug use of some prominent performer.
Yes, the talk on Joseph Furphy is still on--I'll find out date and tell you.
Like Lawrence, Wilding is steeped in a European tradition and he relates his 'classic' Australian writers: Marcus Clarke, Henry Lawson, William Lane, Joseph Furphy, Christina Stead, and Patrick White, to international literary movements.
To further highlight this `myth' I want to discuss in more detail two (there are more but time forces me share just two) big `literacy crises', each of which enjoyed massive media coverage and assumptions of certitude -- and each of which turned out to be a furphy.
Australian firms Sinclair Knight and Camp Scott Furphy established the Prospect Water Group and linked themselves respectively with U.
It sets Newton's achievement clearly into the context of seventeenth-century mathematics and natural philosophy; it traces the development of Newton's thought from his 1684 manuscript De Motu through to the first edition of the Principia in 1687, and shows how this development was dependent upon, and yet very different from, the works of others in this period; it attends closely to the mathematical development of Newton's ideas, both before and after the publication of the Principia, and, finally, it lays to rest the furphy, for which Newton himself is largely responsible, that Newton had first obtained many of his results using his theory of fluxions, but then chose to recast and present his findings using the more familiar synthetic (geometrical) format of the Principia.
The son of Irish immigrants, Furphy worked as a thresher, teamster, and gold miner before settling down in 1884 at his brother's foundry at Shepparton.
Having marshaled the services of scholars throughout the country (supervising editors are Anthony Hassall of James Cook University, Bruce Bennett of the Australian Defence Force Academy, and Jennifer Strauss of Monash University), the series has already published important works on Aboriginal literature, white literature about Aborigines, convict fiction, genre studies, and individual writers such as Randolph Stow, David Malouf, Gwen Harwood, Judith Wright, Joseph Furphy, and Jessica Anderson.