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- v. Present participle of half-inch.
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Also, consider the South American civilizations who responded to the Conquistadors with mass suicides and fights-to-the-death perhaps even more insane than some of the options considered by the committee; history suggests the Conquistadors were too busy half-inching ancient treasures to notice, and these civilizations are more or less gone while there's still a significant native American presence and culture in the US.
London cycle hire scheme: members, branding and no half-inching
Set in such a context, if a legal system is comfortable in incarcerating someone for over twenty five years for half-inching a pair of socks it would seem that a life sentence could not be long enough for someone found guilty of killing 270 people at one time - so, in the American way of thinking, he should never be let out what ever the circumstances.
So, if you're up for half-inching a loaf of bread, then you'll probably get a public branding, just like a cow.
According to reports, the Emmetts have been taken into custody for allegedly half-inching property belonging to the Beckhams and selling it on eBay.
Despite these pronouncements I shall be keeping a very beady eye on Real and Barcelona, giving their propensity for half-inching our players.