from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A roll or list of persons to be paid, with note of sums to which they are entitled.


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  • Two weeks later, with the pay-roll before them, it was: --

    Chapter XX

  • Your nephew, and everybody else on your pay-roll, can do as I say right now or quit.

    Chapter XX

  • The pay is 70 Pfgs. A day and the men themselves fill out the pay-roll for the firm for which they work.

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  • At dinner, in state, the two of them alone in the great dining room, Young Dick strove to make things easy for the lady, whom, despite his knowledge that she was on his pay-roll, he felt toward as a host must feel toward a guest.


  • Even great Ophir, with its thousand men on the pay-roll, closed down.

    Chapter XIII

  • But you should have seen that Ophir -- power plants, electric lights, and hundreds of men on the pay-roll, working night and day.

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  • These range from special effects, lighting and catering, of course, but also take in pay-roll services, T-shirt printers for the crew and laundry facilities.

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  • The government is also poised to publish a full list of special advisers appointed since the election after promising to cut the number of spin-doctors on the public pay-roll under Labour.

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  • They note it's different from the pay-roll tax holiday (which Ford supports) because "this proposal is not biased toward either low-wage or high-wage workers."

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  • Personal Income data on Monday, followed by industrial and manufacturing data from Japan and Germany and U.S. non-farm pay-roll numbers Friday.

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