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Readies

In the United Kingdom, a slang term for cash, especially cash kept in a wallet for immediate use.
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Get the spare room ready," said her master; "this lady will sleep here to-night.
The different actors in this strange scene remained facing one another, without uttering a single word; the queen standing near the door, D'Artagnan half out of his hiding place, the king raised on his elbow, ready to fall down on his bed again at the slightest sound that would indicate the return of the multitude, but instead of approaching, the noise became more and more distant and very soon it died entirely away.
Fanny answered for their having breakfasted and being quite ready in half an hour.
And on they went, till the job was quite done, and the shoes stood ready for use upon the table.
You mean when Ready asked him if we were out of our course?
When we woke it was to find the sun high in the heavens, and the female attendants, who did not seem to be troubled by any false shame, already standing inside the hut, having been ordered to attend and help us to "make ready.
These utensils would be placed on the fire, and in ten or fifteen minutes breakfast would be ready.
Whether it was surprise, fear or caution which prompted the lion crouching ready to spring upon the man, is immaterial--the fact remains that he did not carry out his original design, he did not spring at the man at all, but, instead, wheeled and sprang back into the reeds as Tarzan arose and confronted him.
If you're ready, let's go,' said Vasili Andreevich.
As soon as I was alone, I took from my pocket one of the handbills which my excitable fellow-traveler had presented to me, so as to have it ready for Mrs.
Everything is ready but you, so come with me instantly.
She wore no black, but soft, pale colours, as if always ready for the marriage that had never come.