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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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George and Helen climbed the hill to the Fair Ground, coming by the path past Waterworks Pond.
There is something memorable in the experience to be had by going into a fair ground that stands at the edge of a Middle Western town on a night after the annual fair has been held.
At the upper end of the Fair Ground a half dozen men worked over horses that had raced during the after- noon.
They whispered sweet words of comfort,--how, if the darkened eyes could find no light without, within there might be never-failing happiness; gentle feelings and sweet, loving thoughts could make the heart fair, if the gloomy, selfish sorrow were but cast away, and all would be bright and beautiful.
They brought light-hearted children, who gathered round him, making the desolate home fair with their young faces, and his sad heart gay with their sweet, childish voices.
Soon the bright hall was filled with smiling faces and fair forms, and little Eva, as she stood beside the Queen, thought she had never seen a sight so lovely.
Long they feasted, gayly they sang, and Eva, dancing merrily among them, longed to be an Elf that she might dwell forever in so fair a home.
Then Eva, looking through the drooping vines, beheld a garden filled with the loveliest flowers; fair as were all the blossoms she had seen in Fairy-Land, none were so beautiful as these.
The humblest flower that blooms has a home with us, for outward beauty is a worthless thing if all be not fair and sweet within.
Taking this value-adding strategy to new heights, Sam Keller, director of the fair of fairs, Art Basel, is nudging his Art Unlimited section even further in the fair-exclusive direction.
The 11-day fair opens with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.
Funded by the Dole Foundation in Washington, DC, the All Aboard job fairs were conducted from April to October in 1991.