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!

    The First Man in Rome

  • 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.

    The Women’s Room

  • That’s how I knew what brand to buy in the Salt Lake airport.

    Miss Misery

  • 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.

    The First Man in Rome

  • Of course both're easy to buy in the London gold market. "

    Noble House

  • 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.

    The First Man in Rome


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