They decide to adopt a stray cat, Paw Paw, in the hopes that it will fill the void in their relationship.
A 14-year-old Queens girl was killed by a stray round while riding a city bus.
I do know that he had an adopted animal in just about every single city he went to—stray cats and dogs.
Only once did he stray far enough to buy his mother a pillowcase with “Winnipeg” on it.
The shooting Ice Cube was referring to was the accidental killing of Karen Toshima by a stray bullet.
We stray onward through the sheen and shade of olive-branches.
The horse, too, might stray beyond the chance of being found again.
Am I to improvise a wife, in my own house, because a stray girl may object to visiting a bachelor?
And what we see is only, we feel, a stray sample of what there is to be seen.
The remaining animal was Emmy's son, a half-broken colt, whose only virtue was that he would not stray very far from his mother.
c.1300, a shortening of Old French estraier "wander about," literally "go about the streets," from estree "route, highway," from Late Latin via strata "paved road" (see street). On another theory, the Old French word is from Vulgar Latin *estragare, a contraction of *estravagare, representing Latin extra vagari "to wander outside" (see extravagant). Figurative sense of "to wander from the path of rectitude" is attested from early 14c.
"domestic animal found wandering," early 13c., from Old French estraié "strayed," past participle of estraier (see stray (v.)). The adjective is first recorded c.1600.