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EM

Em

A unit of length used in printing. An em is one-sixth of an inch. It is also called a pica.
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Why, Tom,' I used to say, `when your gals takes on and cry, what's the use o' crackin on' em over the head, and knockin' on 'em round?
I got up slow," he explained, "because if tha' makes a quick move it startles 'em.
There's folks, i' my opinion, they can't see ghos'es, not if they stood as plain as a pike-staff before 'em.
Poyser, "for the men are mostly so slow, their thoughts overrun 'em, an' they can only catch 'em by the tail.
I was for leaven' 'em alone--I was never much for reading--but ole Higgins he must touch em.
But Bob, sir, bless you, he's tender-hearted; he'd sooner pull in a bit if he see'd 'em a-gettin' beat.
He said he felt better right away, that first day he thought to count 'em.
Pretty pearls--never gave 'em the ironmonger's daughter.
They sell 'em at auction, an' they're good for years an' years, only no good on the cobbles any more.
God forbid as I, that ha' known, and had'n experience o' these men aw my life - I, that ha' ett'n an' droonken wi' 'em, an' seet'n wi' 'em, and toil'n wi' 'em, and lov'n 'em, should fail fur to stan by 'em wi' the truth, let 'em ha' doon to me what they may
They haven't no more philosophy nor political economy about 'em than that,' said the beadle, snapping his fingers contemptuously.
For I ain't forgotten your handsome orders that I was never to go away without having had a good 'un off of meat and beer and pudding--no: there was four of 'em, for I reckoned 'em up when I had 'em; meat one, beer two, vegetables three, and which was four?