Beans


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Beans

In commodity trading, a slang term for soybean contracts. Beans refer only to soybeans, and not to any other beans traded on a commodity exchange or over-the-counter.
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My income was (patrem familias vendacem, non emacem esse oportet), from Nine bushels and twelve quarts of beans sold ..
This is the result of my experience in raising beans: Plant the common small white bush bean about the first of June, in rows three feet by eighteen inches apart, being careful to select fresh round and unmixed seed.
This further experience also I gained: I said to myself, I will not plant beans and corn with so much industry another summer, but such seeds, if the seed is not lost, as sincerity, truth, simplicity, faith, innocence, and the like, and see if they will not grow in this soil, even with less toil and manurance, and sustain me, for surely it has not been exhausted for these crops.
What though I value the seed of these beans, and harvest that in the fall of the year?
Almost the same johnswort springs from the same perennial root in this pasture, and even I have at length helped to clothe that fabulous landscape of my infant dreams, and one of the results of my presence and influence is seen in these bean leaves, corn blades, and potato vines.
'I fear, sir, that you will be unable to get out,' said Master Bean, sympathetically.
'I am no longer in your employment, sir,' said Master Bean, respectfully, 'but I hope that in the circumstances you will permit me to remain here during the night.'
He had anticipated an unpleasant five minutes in Master Bean's company.
'I called,' said Master Bean, shelving the trivial subject of the prospective vigil, 'in the hope that I might persuade you, sir, to reconsider your decision in regard to my dismissal.
The idea of himself as a Roland Bean was too new to be assimilated immediately.
Master Bean was discoursing easily on cocoa, the processes whereby it was manufactured, and the remarkable distances which natives of Mexico had covered with it as their only food.
The girl upstairs had broken his heart, ruined his life, and practically compared him to Roland Bean, and his pride should have built up an impassable wall between them, but--she had cake and cocoa.