A.M. Best and Company

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A.M. Best and Company

A company known for its ratings of the credit quality of insurance companies. A rating issued by A.M. Best and Company measures an insurance company's ability to pay claims that might be made. The ratings can be between A and F, with A being the highest rating. Best's ratings have historically been issued for insurance companies exclusively, but, more recently, they have been applied to a few small banks.
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But it was especially the aspect of the three chief officers of the ship, the mates, which was most forcibly calculated to allay these colorless misgivings, and induce confidence and cheerfulness in every presentment of the voyage.
Look at his head; them high forrads allays shows calculatin niggers, that'll do any kind o' thing.
The truth lies atween you: you're both right and both wrong, as I allays say.
The chamber rang with applause and as there was nothing better to do than to allay the fears of the people by our example we went our ways with smiles upon our faces and sorrow gnawing at our hearts.
There is one thing," I said, to allay the fears I had aroused; "they are the most sluggish things I ever saw crawl.
But it isna religion as was i' fault there; it was Seth Bede, as was allays a wool-gathering chap, and religion hasna cured him, the more's the pity.
The savages assured me that there had not--but I was inclined to believe that by deceiving me in this particular they sought to allay the violence of my grief.
It allays a feverish thirst that had parched me for many days.
All that rioted through her fear-mad brain was the fearful fact that this little, helpless child was stricken with the terrible jungle-fever, and that she was helpless to do aught to allay its sufferings--sufferings that were sure to coming during ensuing intervals of partial consciousness.
Forthwith they allay the blasts of the cruel winds and still the waves upon the surface of the white sea: fair signs are they and deliverance from toil.
It both sharpens, and partly allays that want and craving, which, as Sir J.
That's the fault I have to find wi' you, Bessy; if you see a stick i' the road, you're allays thinkin' you can't step over it.