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  • As a Canadian who is presently recovering from major surgery and receiving great medical care during my lengthy convalescence, I know how fortunate I am to receive this first-quality "free" care.

    Obama political team turns its sights on House Dems

  • Consider yourself fined five cases of first-quality Holland gin.


  • A brace of chickens was to cost no more than 60 denarii, and first-quality boots no more than 120 denarii.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • When I was quoted a higher price for blocks than my mozzo was I thought I was being ripped off, but as it turned out they knew that I would have higher quality expectations than my impoverished looking mozzo, and therefore quoted me the price for first-quality blocks instead of irregular ones.

    Rudeness Or Racism?

  • “Better than a first-quality sponge,” Agrippa said, smiling.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • One day, Mustapha gave me an order for five hundred bricks, but I discovered to my amazement that there were no first-quality, handmade bricks to be found in Fez.

    A House in Fez

  • Ideograms were stamped on the burlap: first-quality white; new-milled; on the stalk; ordinary yellow; first-quality yellow; old rice.

    Spirit Gate

  • It's even possible for someone with weak magic to become wealthy enough to afford first-quality fighters, or to gain an ally with access to such fighters, but nothing increases the power of the magic that someone is born with.


  • They were not first-quality troops: who would waste such on a fleabag town like Puck?

    Counting Up, Counting Down

  • In the racks across the narrow side aisle of the second lumber barn were the various-sized planks and timbers of first-quality black oak.

    The White Order


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