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  • This would also give the president more wiggle room to ignore the recommendations if the commission suggests, for example, raising taxes on people earling less than $250,000 a year, which would break an Obama campaign promise.

    CNN Exclusive: Obama weighs ordering new debt commission

  • At his ‘earling’ upon the lake, the baby Titus casts away those ancient symbols of his office into the water and reaches out towards the orphaned daughter of his wet-nurse Keda, his foster sister who will become the feral child ‘The Thing’.

    Empty Your Heart Of Its Mortal Dream

  • Now it was clear as day that -- always provided the man Christ Jesus can be and is with his disciples always to the end of the world -- a tradesman might just as soon have Jesus behind the counter with him, teaching him to buy and sell IN HIS NAME, that is, as he would have done it, as an earl riding over his lands might have him with him, teaching him how to treat his farmers and cottagers -- all depending on how the one did his trading and the other his earling.

    Thomas Wingfold, Curate V2

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  • Here I thought it was a baby ear.

    May 14, 2009

  • Worrying. Receipt of an Order of the British Empire could lead to severe weight gain.

    May 13, 2009

  • So, by that logic, other members of the aristocracy might be installed in the counting house....

    May 13, 2009

  • If memory serves Titus Groan uses this to denote a ceremony installing a new earl; it's not in the O.E.D., so presumably Peake coined it.

    May 13, 2009