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- v. To pay money, to disburse ; especially, to pay a great deal of money.
- v. To use a program's "shell escape" function to execute an unrelated command or to invoke a subsidiary, interactive shell.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. administer or bestow, as in small portions
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In all innocence, I accepted — and I haven't seen that five bob yet, because the randy baggage had to shell out all her loose change to buy the silence of the grinning water-bailiff who caught us unawares in the reeds, where she was teaching me natural history after her swim.
He tapped for comm control and the Scapa Flow's brand-new Domino III voice refractor, feeling a flicker of grim satisfaction at his own foresight in persuading the Senator to shell out the cash for the latter.
As difficult would it be to find either as a fellow to the nugget of gold which legend tells was used by a naked black as a sinker when he fished with hook of pearl shell out there on the edge of the coral reef,
It's beautifully presented in individual plastic containers with lots of pix of said band around the globe but the rub is that you have to shell out for the lot to obtain the tastily heavier-reggae 'Bed' single.