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“The word farm comes from the Latin word, firma, which means an unchanging payment.”
“Both can coexist to give us a sharper picture of the use and abuse of our deep oceans and beloved terra firma, which is far more at risk than we admit or know.”
“And then they returned to terra firma, that is to say, to some passage that led them to the little girls 'dancing-school, where brats between six and ten were practising their steps, in the hope of becoming great dancers one day, "covered with diamonds ....”
“The freedom of the borough; the right of the citizens to have a gild merchant; exemption from tolls, specified or general, within a certain district or throughout all England or also throughout the continental Angevin dominions; exemption from the courts of shire and hundred, or from the jurisdiction of all courts outside the borough, except in pleas of the crown, or even without this exception; the right to farm the revenues of the borough, paying a fixed "firma," or rent, to the king, and with this often the right of the citizens to elect their own reeve or even sheriff to exempt them from the interference of the king's sheriff of the county.”
“Cupid's hit rate is about the same in cyberspace as it is on terra firma.”
“If it isn't typed on any form I must sign here, I always ask if I should sign with my firma, or my appelido.”
“En el documento mediante el cual Argentina firma y se rinde en la guerra de 1982 quedó estipulado el nombre de Falklands para esas islas pedregosas.”
“When I realized that any intimate relationship with him was always going to be shaky for me, built more on quicksand than terra firma and that friendship was all I could safely offer, it was more reality than he could handle.”
“Nobody around me seemed to have a grasp of what was occurring on terra firma.”
“The sense of ground shifting beneath our feet is extremely unsettling, even though we know, intellectually, that there is no such thing as "terra firma.”
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