It cares not only for waifs and strays, but for cripples and delicate children.
Other institutions are the London Hospital, Whitechapel, the East London children's hospital, the headquarters of Dr Barnardo's Homes, Stepney Causeway, and Her Majesty's Hospital for waifs connected therewith; the Stepney training college of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, and the Spitalfields trade and technical school.
anorexic waifs - these are real men and women, abundant, sensuous and committed.
You would think we were poor starved waifs the way the wives of the organizers tried to fill us up with food.
waifs taken off the streets.
Forget the current vogue for anorexic waifs - these are real men and women, abundant, sensuous and committed.
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.
These boys were frequently orphans or waifs taken off the streets.
These models tend to embody that girl next door look; you won't find any waifs here!
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