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mealy-mouthed

Hesitant or unwilling to state something bluntly and directly when speaking, especially facts or opinions that are considered divisive or controversial. Everyone keeps having these mealy-mouthed conversations about crime in poor areas of the city, unwilling to talk about the scumbags who are to blame.
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Mango mealy bug, Drosicha mangiferae is one of the most serious insect pests of mango in Pakistan due to its polyphagous nature (Green,1908).
Naveed suggested farmers to observe cotton plants minutely and in case of mealy bug, they should spray plants at the earliest.
Everton players and staff wave before their plane, bound for Australia, departs from Speke Airport, in April, 1964 Picture: TERRY MEALY
The pest populations showed an increasing trend with rising temperature; mealy bugs were rare in the jatropha field.
At least 60 aphid nymphs and equal number of crawlers of mealy bugs counted and placed in these dishes.
Aphid (4), Thrips (1), and Mealy Bug (1) reported from Sahiwal.
We sought to assess the potential effects of expansion of these growth forms on tundra plant species at two Canadian locations, one in the Mealy Mountains of Labrador and the other near Churchill, Manitoba.
Optic neuritis can be a presenting symptom of both neuromyelitis optica and multiple sclerosis, Maureen Mealy, M.S.C.N., said at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.
WHILE you have been enjoying the summer with trips to the beach or mountains and, I have been researching those dreadful insects that have become the scourge of our gardens in recent years -- Scale Insects and Mealy Bugs!
M2 EQUITYBITES-August 19, 2013-Benton Resources Inc signs option agreement for Mealy project with Platinum Group Metals Ltd(C)2013 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
I've eaten mealy worms, crickets, grasshoppers, scorpions, and ants.
DESIGN OF MATHEMATICAL MODEL OF AUTOMATIC CONTROL SYSTEM FOR ASYNCHRONOUS MULTIMOTOR DRIVE USING MEALY AUTOMATON
So really he got away with this abominable cruelty and the RSPCA Inspector was no better when he came out with a load of mealy mouthed waffle, saying: "I am glad the court has recognised the serious nature of this offence and sent out a clear message that pet owners have a duty of care to protect their animals".
Two classes off fuzzy automata corresponding to the Mealy and Moore type of ordinary automata are formulated by Asai and Kitajima in 1971 [1].