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1. One who is strange, foreign, or unknown. Specifically:

One who comes from a foreign land; a foreigner. I am a most poor woman and a stranger, born out of your dominions. (Shak)

One whose home is at a distance from the place where he is, but in the same country.

One who is unknown or unacquainted; as, the gentleman is a stranger to me; hence, one not admitted to communication, fellowship, or acquaintance. Melons on beds of ice are taught to bear, And strangers to the sun yet ripen here. (Granville) My child is yet a stranger in the world. (Shak) I was no stranger to the original. (Dryden)

2. One not belonging to the family or household; a guest; a visitor. To honor and receive Our heavenly stranger. (milton)

3. One not privy or party an act, contract, or title; a mere intruder or intermeddler; one who interferes without right; as, actual possession of land gives a good title against a stranger having no title; as to strangers, a mortgage is considered merely as a pledge; a mere stranger to the levy.

Origin: OF. Estrangier, F. Etranger. See Strange.

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... you didn't collect more ants so far, I wouldn't try it anymore. Most likely the colony smell is gone by now and it can be quite hard to get "strangers" accepted into a colony. If there are still pupae around, you could give those to the colony - they don't have a smell and are easily ...

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by Tricho
Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:48 am
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Re: two different color eyes

... strange and stupid things said to me. 'hey do you know you have two different colors in your eyes'. I go through stages of wearing sunglasses ,strangers think they have a license to just start talking to you becouse you have a conversation ice breaker. So, although its crazy, beautiful, way ...

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by jkillings62
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Topic: two different color eyes
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Poisoned by antibiotics...can anyone help?

... ward, are more likely to know what they are talking about. And they know her history and the medications that she was given. Ask them, not random strangers on the internet.

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by canalon
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: Human Biology
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The Evolution of Altruism

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by Semisane
Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Evolution of Altruism
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... and the twins, Ves and Lys, found this out he would never hear the end of it. "Good grief," he thought, "I'm living with a bunch of strangers. We aren't related at all!" Mito was shocked and disturbed, but most of all he was curious. What did this mean, and where did he really ...

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by takuy12345
Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: biology help!!!!!!!!!!
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