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- n. Plural form of tift.
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But I am constantly frustrated by DRM and certain newer books being unavailable because of tifts with publishers, etc.
Dr. Carlyle mentions that the harmony of the famous Edinburgh literary circle of last century was often ruffled by little tifts, which he and John Home were generally called in to compose, and that the usual source of the trouble was Ferguson's “great jealousy of rivals,” and especially of his three more distinguished friends, Hume,
Seme were fee ia the ftocks at Str/tr - ford upon Avon for their Oaths, which came to a great number: About SQuthan: and Common fide among thofe that were Anabaptifls before, divers, as I am mod credibly informed, are brought to this fearful! fiate: And fome moderate. hcpefull Anabap - tifts nearer us, are inclined to it.
Plain Scripture proof of infants church-membership and baptism : being the arguments prepared for (and partly managed in) the publick dispute with Mr. Tombes at Bewdley on the first day of Jan. 1649 ..