from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. to purchase stock in any fund or partnership.
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The moment the Senate asked the Treasury to open its cobwebbed vaults to buy in expensive grain for the Head Count, the howling would begin; the chiefs of the tribuni aerarii — the Treasury bureaucrats — would start expostulating that they couldn’t possibly afford to pay out huge sums for grain when a Head Count army six legions strong was currently employed in Gaul-across-the-Alps doing public works!
IN 1955, while other people were worried about the Cold War and were building air raid shelters, Mira and Norm were worried about the down payment on a small house they wanted to buy in Meyersville.
That’s how I knew what brand to buy in the Salt Lake airport.
Lucius Valerius Flaccus conferred with the curule aediles — responsible for grain purchases on behalf of the State as well as for the storage and sale of State grain — and applied to the Senate for additional funds to buy in grain from anywhere it could be obtained, and of any kind — barley, millet, emmer wheat as well as bread wheat.
Of course both're easy to buy in the London gold market. "
Marcus Antonius was telling me that our agents in Asia Province managed to buy in a great deal of wheat from way up at the north of the Euxine somewhere.