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An obsolete Dutch unit of weight roughly equivalent to 2,000 kilograms.
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'The Last Thing He Wanted' is based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Joan Didion.
The last thing he needs is people always talking about having a bad time."
To have the Speaker of the House of Commons' wife taking a pop at the Establishment by appearing in a tawdry reality TV programme such as Big Brother is the last thing this country needs at present.
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The last thing I do before I leave the office: "I turn off the lights to conserve energy.
Vince Peart, 23, says the last thing he needs is a girlfriend in his home town of Alston, Cumbria, as he embarks on his tour.
The project, which has become a rite of passage for students at Wellwood Middle School in Fayetteville, N.Y., "is the last thing they do before moving from middle to high school," says Capponi.
For Sanlo, UCLA's graduation "ensures that the last thing LGBT students do on campus is positive, loving, and respectful."
Education theories and practices inspired by another failed Marxist utopia are the last thing those children need.
The last thing America needs, the last thing the world needs, is for Bush to launch another illegal, aggressive war.
As a Journal reader, the last thing I would like to see in such a newspaper is a picture of Cuban president Fidel Castro, even if it shows him being greeted by Pope John Paul II in 1998.
"That is the last thing the Crown are asking you to do.