bludger


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bludger

(ˈblʌdʒə)
n
1. a person who scrounges
2. a person who avoids work
3. a person in authority regarded as ineffectual by those working under him
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Dividing practices is the process where one group in society is positioned in contrast to another, for example, the 'economically active citizen' and the 'dole bludger'.
There are three balls; the Quaffle (a deflated volleyball), a Bludger and the Snitch (a sock with a tennis ball in it, attached to the Snitch runner's shorts).
Others items on display will include a rattling ball crate from a game of Quidditch containing a Quaffle, Bludger and the Golden Snitch.
After all, to do nothing is to be regarded as a 'bludger', which is the antithesis of the nation's collective psyche.
Aside from the fish mentioned, we caught some 11 different species, among them the Yellowspot, Bludger and Giant Kingfish, Yellow-edged and Catface Rock cod, Blood snapper and Prodigal son, and lost a few bigger fish which were just too much for our tackle.
Firstly, the opposition's "beaters" will be throwing slightly deflated dodgeballs called Bludgers at them, and if a player is hit by a bludger then they are "beat out" and have to dismount their broom and return to their hoops before they can continue playing.
BENEFITS bludger, wife-beater, divorcee or millionaire exec, if Noah's asked to serve you, Noah serves you.
Oh, the thrill of the chase as I soar through the air With the Snitch up ahead and the wind in my hair As I draw ever close, the crowd gives a shout But then comes a Bludger and I am knocked out.
--Quality Quidditch Supplies, for Quidditch sweaters, brooms, Golden Snitches, Bludgers, Bludger bats and Quaffles -- all items used to play the game featured in the book and movie.
Mr Faulkner accused the media company for promoting myths of Kiwi dole bludger and the idea of New Zealand being used by migrants as a "backdoor" to Australia.
While Garner's book demanded to be read in the wake of Women's Liberation, as her protagonist Nora struggled to reconcile her love for the 'bludger' Javo with the allegedly progressive sexual politics of her inner-city counterculture milieu, All That False Instruction, subtitled in its debut edition as 'A Novel of Lesbian Love', was set a decade earlier in the pre-feminist conformist 1960s.