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  • n. Plural form of expiree.


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  • Nine of the 10 current commissioners, not counting Mr. Tierney, are expirees — 90 percent!

    Crying Wolfe

  • Chinese and apt-handed Lascars, of expirees and ticket-of-leave men, of Jews, Turks and other infidels.

    Australia Felix

  • Diemen's Land did not exceed 23,315, of whom about 3,000 were expirees.

    A Source Book of Australian History

  • A class of settlers, whose management was not less exceptionable, chiefly expirees, surrounded the large estates; thus, while some convicts were considered both as criminals and slaves, others sat at the table and enjoyed the company of their masters.

    The History of Tasmania , Volume II

  • Nor is it to be doubted that many expirees, disgusted with the enormities of vice, have, under the same feeling, contributed to set up the indispensable land-marks of honesty and religion.

    The History of Tasmania , Volume II

  • It is in the nature of commerce to collect wealth: the traders were nearly all expirees; they became rich, not because they were transported, but because some were industrious, others saving, and others fraudulent; and because they were in the midst of a system of expenditure, which made the Treasury of

    The History of Tasmania , Volume II

  • The disclosures of the Commissioner terminated the indulgences given to expirees, with such "unsatisfactory results."

    The History of Tasmania , Volume II

  • The colonial convictions were, with few exceptions, of persons who had been transported before: of 116 persons for trial at Hobart (1821), 79 were then under sentence, and 37 expirees -- the entire number.

    The History of Tasmania , Volume II

  • The natural conclusion from the proportions of the census, the amount of crime, and the character of the expirees, was unfavorable to the colonies; but the imputation of general vice and juvenile depravity, were made most frequently by projectors of rival settlements, and were tinged with selfishness.

    The History of Tasmania , Volume II

  • The despatches of Governor Phillip, addressed to the secretary of state [153] in 1790, proved that he felt the want, and perceived the value, of such auxiliaries; but the early determination to raise expirees to the condition of landholders, seems to imply the form the settlement at Port Jackson was expected to assume.

    The History of Tasmania , Volume II


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