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sketchy

mod. unsafe; illegal; risky. (Alluding to danger due to lack of knowledge.) Why are we going down in the sketchy place on this silly errand?
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And yet, it is possible to identify a number of policy initiatives that reflected the beginnings of a return to an era of pronounced sketchiness or fuzziness in this policy domain.
Within the present argument, though, the prior existence of The Water Engine as a radio play, rather than Mamet's authorial prerogatives or the story's melodrama, accounts for Mel Gussow's complaint about the stage version's underproduced and schematic character, even if, according to Dennis Carroll, The Water Engine's alleged sketchiness is chiefly a readerly impression gainsaid by the contextual suggestiveness of actual stagings, like that of Steven Schachter's 1978 New York production (125, 131-139).
But the very sketchiness of its history, combined with the hubris of its mission, riveted Plotz, who set out to track down the 200 or so of the sperm bank's babies with these core questions in mind: Are these kids part of a new elite?
Regarding the remainder of this paragraph, I "know not whereof I speak," hence the question marks and sketchiness.
It is perhaps not surprising that short-lived unions should leave little record of collective action/negotiations with employers and the sketchiness of surviving records, even for longer-lived unions, needs to be acknowledged.
weapons inspectors, few major papers took the issue on full-throttle with demands for answers -- or dissected the sketchiness of the administration's evidence of vast stockpiles of WMDs.
Charles is clearly a disaffected person, but as I have pointed out to him, his sketchiness about Aslib affairs is not surprising in that in the last 6 years on Council he has only attended three times out of a possible 27.
The ambiguity or sketchiness can demand much of the reader, but Chaon's writing rewards the reader more than adequately.
In the end, I tried to pick my way down a middle path, emphasizing in my reports the sketchiness of the evidence.
Presumably this sketchiness is attributable to constraints of space, since the reader is directed to the work of Nancy Reich for further insight into Brahms's relations with her.
This account, dating from approximately 1342-43 in its first redaction, is, despite the sketchiness of detail, almost identical in its outline to the pattern in the later De Casibus.
Those who find the technical sketchiness and whimsical adornments irritating might still be encouraged to check other books, search the web, and question colleagues.
But the sketchiness of the Court's cost-benefit analysis is not the real problem.
I am the first to acknowledge the sketchiness of some of the 300-year-old evidence from early modern Japan.
However, the most egregious flaws in this book are its polemical tone, its sketchiness, and its failure to use Turkish archival sources.