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the shorts

and case of the shorts
n. the lack of money. The shorts always come around at the end of the month. Yo, dog! Loan me a hondo. I got a case of the shorts.
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The engagement commenced with about two hundred chops administered by the short sailor and the tall sailor alternately, without producing any particular result, until the short sailor was chopped down on one knee; but this was nothing to him, for he worked himself about on the one knee with the assistance of his left hand, and fought most desperately until the tall sailor chopped his sword out of his grasp.
The clang of blows, the cries of the stricken, the short, deep shout of the islanders, and the fierce whoops of the rovers, rose together in a deafening tumult, while the breath of the panting men went up in the wintry air like the smoke from a furnace.
Here's somebody comin' at last, ma'am,' said the short chairman.
Again his spine tingled and the short hairs lifted at the nape of his neck and along the top of his scalp.
Scarce had Carthoris passed through the short hallway that connected the door of the building and the great room beyond it than he became aware of the presence of something or some one in the hallway through which he had but just passed.
Not a man of them moved until Carthoris had completed more than half of the short though dangerous journey.
And for myself,' she cried, clasping her hands, and looking upward, 'I swear before Him, as He knows my heart and reads it now, that from that hour I will love and cherish you as I did of old, and watch you night and day in the short interval that will remain to us, and soothe you with my truest love and duty, and pray with you, that one threatening judgment may be arrested, and that our boy may be spared to bless God, in his poor way, in the free air and light
As soon as we had come to an understanding, and made choice of our professions, my father embraced us all, and in the short time he mentioned carried into effect all he had promised; and when he had given to each his share, which as well as I remember was three thousand ducats apiece in cash (for an uncle of ours bought the estate and paid for it down, not to let it go out of the family), we all three on the same day took leave of our good father; and at the same time, as it seemed to me inhuman to leave my father with such scanty means in his old age, I induced him to take two of my three thousand ducats, as the remainder would be enough to provide me with all a soldier needed.
See if the young man with the black doublet and the short hair, who was with me just now, is still in the palace.
Adam would sometimes get up and tread backwards and forwards along the short space from wall to wall; then he would sit down and hide his face, and no sound would be heard but the ticking of the watch on the table, or the falling of a cinder from the fire which the schoolmaster carefully tended.
As he sank to his knees his other antagonist freed an arm from the embrace which had pinioned it to his side, but before he could deal the professor a blow with the short knife that up to now he had been unable to use, Number Thirteen had hurled his man across the room and was upon him who menaced the scientist.
If both the longs and the shorts rise, you'll make money in a rising market as long as thepurchases outperform the short sales.
NET has a proprietary algorithm that calculates the exact price that all the shorts will start losing money in their trades.
The addition of the distribution of the American Vantage/Hypnotic library to the Shorts International catalogue will make Shorts International the globe's leading short film distributor and an essential one-stop shop for buyers and filmmakers worldwide.
What's more, it would still take the shorts about four trading days to reduce the remainder of these positions at the stock's average daily trading volume.