from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The right of a tenant to his lands and tenements.
  • noun Same as fermery, ultimately infirmary.


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  • In September 1983, I visited Martin Skirrow in Worcester England, and attended an endoscopy session at the Worcester In firmary.

    Barry J. Marshall - Autobiography 2006

  • The firmary was all blurry, and only partially because of the drifting steam from the spilled liquid oxygen.

    Ilium Simmons, Dan 1981

  • Normally, these little problems are cleared up when we go the firmary every Twenty, but.

    Ilium Simmons, Dan 1981

  • Just before they found the firmary, Daeman had been complaining about being starved.

    Ilium Simmons, Dan 1981

  • His twenty-minute flailing trip from the firmary took him three minutes on the flight back.

    Ilium Simmons, Dan 1981

  • “Genetic drift” was not even a concept to Daeman, but if it had been, he would have trusted the firmary to fix it.

    Ilium Simmons, Dan 1981

  • Even though he knew it was perfectly safe with the servitors and voynix around, Daeman had no urge at all to be eaten by an extinct reptile and to wake up in the firmary with the memory of that indignity.

    Ilium Simmons, Dan 1981

  • The man-thing was naked and slick, scaled and greenish — not fish-green, but with the green Daeman had always imagined as the color of corpses before the firmary ended such barbarities.

    Ilium Simmons, Dan 1981

  • Ada, Harman, and Hannah waited the two days usually observed as a minimum decent interval after a firmary visit, and then faxed to Paris Crater to find Daeman.

    Ilium Simmons, Dan 1981

  • But now the water was gone and neither man could leave his post and leave the firmary to go for more.

    Ilium Simmons, Dan 1981


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