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- v. To store; to put by.
- v. To disable.
- v. To take out of active service.
- v. To go out of active service.
- v. To make a layup with (a basketball)
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- v. disable or confine, as with an illness
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Lief would I kill him and console my heart of him; and, by delivering the young Moslem from his mischief and restoring him to his country and kith and kin and friends, fain would I lay up merit for the world to come, by taking my wreak of him. 45 This will be an almsdeed from you and ye will reap the reward thereof from Almighty
The greybeard continued to return to the shop regularly for five months, and my brother ceased not to lay up all the coin he received from him in its own box.
So the merchant bought all this and sent the meat and pigeons to his wife, saying, “Dress them deftly and lay up the seed-thickener until I want it and call for it.”
Folks oughtenter lay up their treasures on airth; I could n't help thinkin 'on 't, when I see Tiny a wearin' them jewels, jest how vain an 'transitory everythin' is, an 'how the women 't has worn 'em afore is all turned to dust, an' lyin 'in their graves.
He was very fond of nuts, buying hazelnuts and shellbarks by the barrel, and he wrote his overseer in 1792 to “tell house Frank I expect he will lay up a more plenteous store of the black common walnuts than he usually does.”
My route lay up a long and spacious valley called the Bellows, because the winds rush up or down it with violence in storms, sloping up to the very clouds between the principal range and a lower mountain.
The first night I walked about 15 miles, and lay up for the the day on John Maryman's, Pine Hill; this was on a Sunday.
They sell at about 28s. or 29s. per chaldron; but Sir W. Batten hath sworn that he was a cuckold that sells under 30s., and that makes us lay up all but what we have for our own spending, which is very pleasant; for I believe we shall be glad to sell them for less.
Upon his return from the Bath, all peccant humours, he finds, are purged out of him; and his great temperance and economy are so signal, that the first is fit for my constitution, and the latter would enable you to lay up so much money as to buy a bishopric in England.
She headed Felba toward the ruined gates and the path that lay up the mountainside.