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  • n. An insured item of which the entire value is written off


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  • Dr. Swift, and; the Modest Proposal (a horrible but masterly piece of irony) — he gradually sank into almost total loss of his facilities, and died on October 19, 1745.

    A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature

  • Prejent became a genuine menace to the British, but a total loss for Morris and Bingham.

    Robert Morris

  • Federal U.S. National Motor Vehicle Title Information S.stem (NMVTIS. rules, which became effective March 2009, require that reporting entities (insurers, salvage yards, salvage pools, and vehicle shredders) report salvage and total loss vehicles into the national NMVTIS.database.

    Automotive Headlines

  • Their honor was vindicated in the field of Tebeste, by the death of Solomon, and the total loss of his army.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Einloesungsscheine [reduced paper-money], which deprives me of these 600 florins, after entailing on me several years of annoyance, and now the total loss of my salary.

    Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Vol. 1 of 2


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