Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wave.
  • n. Work waving up and down; a kind of lace.

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Examples

  • This situation created a “peculiar social system” wherein “men who elsewhere would be called ‘colored’ because of their known African origins, f [ound] their social business here as Creoles.”

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  • Last year, it increased the number to 600, but it ound that rental prices had been bid up by other retailers.

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  • Revenue synergy targets are more ambitious at £ 100 million a year after five years, but there is little detail on how these will be achieved, beyond efforts to cross-sell products and encourage firms to cross-list — something previous exchange tie-ups have f ound hard to achieve.

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  • His story is about a fictitious stately home — a very large country house — and the legal issues, an "entail," that surr ound its inheritance, in this case meaning that it can only be inherited by a male blood relative.

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  • The statement said that both sides in the dispute "agreed to negotiate a peaceful end to the crisis without any preconditions," and that Mr. Gbagbo had pledged to immediately lift his military's blockade ar ound the Golf Hotel, where rival Alassane Ouattara has been staying, protected by 800 United Nations peacekeepers.

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  • The FSA has f ound that there is a wider variation in the size of charges made.

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  • The speedy Washington leadoff man charged the m ound after a pitch sailed ...

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  • Citgroup ound strong demand for its sale of $2 billion of preferred securities.

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  • These potential kingmakers range in political views from conservative-leaning rural-based independents to an environmentalist -- a potentially volatile mix when it comes to finding common policy gr ound.

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  • I personally ound it reassuring that Obama took so long to determine his Afghan strategy (even though I fear the outcome).

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