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  • n. Plural form of set-off.


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  • While the Players have maintained their position for a 50/50 split of all NFL revenues -- simplifying the math and setting aside discussions of credits, set-offs, expenses, etc. -- the Owners' offer has steadily climbed from a percentage in the low forties to a present offer of approximately 48%.

    Andrew Brandt: Traces of Deal Forming in NFL?

  • After previous accounting methods that included set-offs and credits resulting in $1 billion off the top -- the Players were able to simplify the pot of money from which the revenue is split: all revenue, irrespective of credits, set-offs, etc.

    Andrew Brandt: Getting to Yes: NFL Deal Close

  • Benevolence, devotedness, enthusiasm, were her antipathies; for dissimulation and self-interest she had a preference — they were real wisdom in her eyes; moral and physical degradation, mental and bodily inferiority, she regarded with indulgence; they were foils capable of being turned to good account as set-offs for her own endowments.

    The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte

  • The four westernmost buttresses on the south and five on the north side are ornamented with heraldic devices, crowns, roses, and portcullises, while on the set-offs separating the stages are dragons, greyhounds, and antelopes bearing shields.

    A Short Account of King's College Chapel

  • Above the upper panels the buttresses are continued with several set-offs, and finished with a small square pinnacle.

    Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys

  • Hence arose the tendency to increase the projection of the buttress gradually downward, and this was done by successive slopes or "set-offs," as they are termed, which assisted

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 647, May 26, 1888

  • It is of the Perpendicular order, very plain; indeed, almost without ornament, except for the roses on the cuspings of the upper window; but it is of solid, good ashlar work, well supported by buttresses, and its outline relieved by several set-offs.

    Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood Historical, Anecdotal, Physiographical, and Archaeological, with Other Matter

  • Lincoln's client went upon the witness stand and testified to the account he had against the defendant, gave the amount due after allowing all credits and set-offs, and swore positively that it had not been paid.

    The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln

  • Altogether, what miserable 'set-offs' to the achievement of an 'Orion,' a 'Marlowe,' a 'Delora'!

    The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett

  • The buttresses with their broad set-offs, the double belfry windows with their pierced screens and stately Perpendicular tracery, the open battlemented parapet, and clustered groups of soaring pinnacles, shone pink and mellow in the evening sun.

    The Nebuly Coat


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