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sleeveless errand

A futile task. Studying for this class is a sleeveless errand. I'll never get an A—why should I even try? We like to haze the new chefs by sending them on some sleeveless errand. Usually we have them go to the market for oyster bones.
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While a transcript of the novel's prosecution survives, the actual Home Office file for the Sleeveless Errand action has been either lost or destroyed (Marshik, British 118), so the historical record of the state's intent and implementation depends mainly on the contemporary press accounts and recollections of those involved.
And the journal feared that the Sleeveless Errand suppression boded poorly for the nation's future: "That is life to-day in Texas, where they, indeed snoop to conquer; will it be life in England to-morrow?
It is hard to evaluate James's life-long career in light of the Sleeveless Errand suppression.