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  • n. Plural form of levy.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of levy.


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  • You can say how you hope to spark reform, trim pork, etc., but for the majority of voters in this state, arguing against passing levies is an argument for destroying Friday Night football and orchestra concerts.

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  • Currently, the supermajority requirement for educational levies is the single greatest obstacle to that goal.

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  • One disadvantage of levies is that they are indiscriminate and therefore penalise non-copyright related uses of the service or hardware.

    Copyright in a digital world

  • A second objection to levies is the lack of a means to fairly track usage and funnel funds to the artist in proportion to the use of their work.

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  • Following the knights, Andor estimated, were fifty or sixty sergeants mounted on horses and armed with lances and swords; another one hundred fifty men-at-arms carrying spears, bills, shields, and halberds; another eighty or so archers; and pulling up the rear, a general assortment of mot'ley humans, no doubt short-term levies and down-and-out sell-swords.

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  • We gathered our raw levies from the factory and the field and the countinghouse and the farm.

    The Tie That Binds

  • These points became more and more worthy of note as the war went on, and the North, after its first clumsy struggles, went to work with more earnestness, made a real blockade, and by enormous levies from a worthless population which it was only too glad to expend, measured its military purse, so to speak, against that of the South, but to a large extent gave counters for sovereigns.

    London: Saturday, December 26, 1863

  • I really don't feel like writing a post this week: feeling like an impeding storm is rolling-in at a time when our "levies" - the defense - are shattered to bits.

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  • No. .they were expecting the Government to know how to build and maintain levies.

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  • However, of all the manmade projects on Earth, the levies were the only project that had an effect on the Earth.

    The Sign of the Son of Man


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