They just aren't expected to stray too far from the homestead in the process – or get paid for it.
The offspring of some stray, I guess.
He brushed stray hairs from her face and replaced his hand on her stomach.
After eleven pairs of shoes, two stray dogs who gave up on me, and a girl friend who skipped off with a coal truck driver in West Virginia, here I am.
Dean was glad to see Fred's line of reasoning stray away from the Dawkinses.
Back on the pavement, Dean pedaled past Tom, a well-known wild turkey who'd in past months adopted a location on the highway from which he never seemed to stray more than a few hundred yards.
Anyway, she's just a stray that wandered up one day and attached herself to us.
She fell to the floor and Alex glanced at her, allowing his attention to stray from Josh for a second.
He contemplated the stray thought as he moved around the facility.
She was only a stray anyway – an unwelcome pet at the time.
The only cat we had was a stray and it was allowed to stay around because it killed mice.
Heidi was back and he wasn't going to give her any reason to stray in the future.
Megan pushed a stray curl away from her forehead and smiled.
He managed to catch a few stray rats for food, but they tasted different.
She wiped away a few stray tears, hands quivering.
Like I'm some sort of stray dog?
He had spoken only a few words, however, when the insurgents, hearing some shots, and fancying they were betrayed, opened fire upon the national guard, and the archbishop fell, struck by a stray bullet.
Beginning with the throwing together of a few stray thoughts and quotations linked by a community of subject, the author by degrees acquires more and more certainty of hand, until he produces such masterpieces of apparent desultoriness and real unity as the essay "Sur des vers de Virgile."
But a stray bullet struck the king, and the Abyssinians decided to retire.
The beautiful creature passed her hands over her eyes an instant, tucked in a stray lock of hair that had become disarranged, and after a look around the garden made those present a gracious bow and said, in a sweet but even toned voice:
Now, if words and images come to me without effort, it is a pretty sure sign that they are not the offspring of my own mind, but stray waifs that I regretfully dismiss.
On the 1st of April it rained and melted the ice, and in the early part of the day, which was very foggy, I heard a stray goose groping about over the pond and cackling as if lost, or like the spirit of the fog.
The Russians might fall on his left wing, might break through his center, he himself might be killed by a stray cannon ball.
We have recognized you, he now seemed to hear the words she had uttered and to see before him her eyes, her smile, her traveling hood, and a stray lock of her hair... and there seemed to him something pathetic and touching in all this.
Before partisan warfare had been officially recognized by the government, thousands of enemy stragglers, marauders, and foragers had been destroyed by the Cossacks and the peasants, who killed them off as instinctively as dogs worry a stray mad dog to death.