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Fair

In numismatics, describing a well-worn coin on which the date may be visible only with some difficulty. These coins generally are less valuable for collectors.
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You shall raise up for me a palace fairer than this, and if you can work that miracle I will grant your prayer or lose my kingly crown.
Then he told them that he came from the Frost-King, who begged the Queen and all her subjects to come and see the palace little Violet had built; for the veil of mist would soon be withdrawn, and as she could not make a fairer home than the ice-castle, the King wished her kindred near to comfort and to bear her home.
The old King looked at the little Fairy, and saw how lovingly the bright shadows gathered round her, as if to shield her from every harm; the timid birds nestled in her bosom, and the flowers grew fairer as she looked upon them; while her gentle friends, with tears in their bright eyes, folded their hands beseechingly, and smiled on her.
And at a stately sideboard, by the wine, That fragrant smell diffused, in order stood Tall stripling youths rich-clad, of fairer hue Than Ganymed or Hylas; distant more, Under the trees now tripped, now solemn stood, Nymphs of Diana's train, and Naiades With fruits and flowers from Amalthea's horn, And ladies of the Hesperides, that seemed Fairer than feigned of old, or fabled since Of faery damsels met in forest wide By knights of Logres, or of Lyones, Lancelot, or Pelleas, or Pellenore.
Spring had come, clad in no classical garb, yet fairer than all springs; fairer even than she who walks through the myrtles of Tuscany with the graces before her and the zephyr behind.
One was a little fairer than the other, but otherwise they were exact duplicates.
I had not then seen a coracle, such as the ancient Britons made, but I have seen one since, and I can give you no fairer idea of Ben Gunn's boat than by saying it was like the first and the worst coracle ever made by man.
As part of plans for a fairer tax system that backs ordinary working people, Mr Balls said Labour also wanted to introduce a lower 10p starting rate of tax to help make work pay and cut taxes for 24 million people on middle and lower incomes.
The event raised awareness of fairer alternatives to payday lenders who charge up to 7,000% interest on their loans.
Ofgem senior partner for markets, Andrew Wright, said: "Our reforms today are the blueprint for the simpler, clearer and fairer energy market that consumers deserve.
The Yes to Fairer Votes campaign aims to encourage people to vote in a referendum planned for May on whether the voting system should change.
In May next year we have the chance to vote for a fairer system of electing our MPs in the AV referendum.