from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A line of copy acknowledging the source or origin of a news dispatch, published article, or other work.
  • n. The maximum amount of credit to be extended to a customer. Also called line of credit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A line of printed text attached to written material, an image, illustration, or the like, which identifies the author, photographer, or other source.
  • n. A line of credit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a line giving the name of the writer of a story or article
  • n. the maximum credit that a customer is allowed


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  • "I'm sure his credit line must be unsnarled by now," Chandris put in before Kosta could answer, tossing the screwdriver back into the tool tray in disgust.


  • Assuming that the Daviees hadn't been lying when they said angels couldn't be traded for cash — and she'd seen no evidence that they had lied about that — she was going to have to somehow get the angel dumped into a credit line that she could then convert to cash.


  • Mouths were clamped shut tighter than Bernie Madoff's credit line in Vegas.

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  • Freeing up Kosta's credit line shouldn't take more than a minute or two.


  • "Unfortunately, in this case Dr. Qhahenlo's own credit line comes from Sadhai, and she would need special permission in advance to run your experiment for you.


  • And the next skeeter to Seraph would include an official order to the Angelmass Studies Institute that Kosta's current credit line be indefinitely suspended.



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