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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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The master said that `if horses had been used to them, it might be dangerous in some cases to leave them off'; and John said he thought it would be a good thing if all colts were broken in without blinkers, as was the case in some foreign countries.
"The rifle firing from the boats had ceased, and I made no doubt that they were finished off and that the end had come to everything.
'May I help you off with your helmet?' It was evidently more than he could manage by himself; however, she managed to shake him out of it at last.
But besides the fact that cutting off Napoleon with his army would have been senseless, it was impossible.
Hans brushed his coat, wiped his face and hands, rested a while, and then drove off his cow quietly, and thought his bargain a very lucky one.
'Stay, Satan, stay!' cried the preacher, as Kit was moving off.
"Time's up." They are out again and up; coachee the last, gathering the reins into his hands and talking to Jem the hostler about the mare's shoulder, and then swinging himself up on to the box--the horses dashing off in a canter before he falls into his seat.
He said he would watch out, and if they tried to come any such game on him he knowed of a place six or seven mile off to stow me in, where they might hunt till they dropped and they couldn't find me.
The distance to the killing-grounds was only half a mile, but it took an hour to cover, because if the seals went too fast Kerick knew that they would get heated and then their fur would come off in patches when they were skinned.
The approach of night put an end to the skirmishing fire of the adverse parties, and the savages drew off without renewing their hostilities.
We will now talk about yourself a little, if you have no objection: you were to carry off Mlle.
`I'll fetch the executioner myself,' said the King eagerly, and he hurried off.