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'em

 (əm)
pron. Informal
Them.

[From Middle English hem, em, from Old English him, heom, dative and accusative pl. of , he; see he1.]

'em

(əm)
pron
an informal variant of them

em

(ɛm)

n., pl. ems.
1. the letter M, m.
2. the square of any size of type used as the unit of measurement for matter printed in that type size.
[1860–65]

EM

1. electromagnetic.
2. Engineer of Mines.
3. enlisted man or men.

'em

(əm)

pron. Informal.
them.
[1350–1400; Middle English hem, Old English heom, dat. and acc. pl. of he1]

em-1

,
var. of en- 1 before b, p, and sometimes m: embalm. Compare im- 1.

em-2

,
var. of en- 2 before b, m, p, ph: embolism; emphasis.

E.M.

Engineer of Mines.
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Now, look here, Harthouse,' said he, 'here's a specimen of 'em.
God forbid as I, that ha' known, and had'n experience o' these men aw my life - I, that ha' ett'n an' droonken wi' 'em, an' seet'n wi' 'em, and toil'n wi' 'em, and lov'n 'em, should fail fur to stan by 'em wi' the truth, let 'em ha' doon to me what they may
And the pattern as I chose myself, and bleached so beautiful, and I marked 'em so as nobody ever saw such marking,--they must cut the cloth to get it out, for it's a particular stitch.
But I know they'll none of 'em take my chany," she added, turning toward the cups and saucers, "for they all found fault with 'em when I bought 'em, 'cause o' the small gold sprig all over 'em, between the flowers.
Then you see that great thing there like a great big rusty nail sticking up higher than all the houses, and that one yonder, and that, and how something's fell in between 'em among the houses.
But, Lor' bless you, we gets into such rows all 'long the road, what wi' their pea- shooters, and long whips, and hollering, and upsetting every one as comes by, I'd a sight sooner carry one or two on 'em, sir, as I may be a-carryin' of you now, than a coach-load.
I'm no reader o' the paper myself," he observed to-night, as he filled his pipe, "though I might read it fast enough if I liked, for there's Miss Lyddy has 'em and 's done with 'em i' no time.
Some are for cutting long ribs--I'm for cutting 'em short myself; but I don't quarrel with 'em.
There was three ministers and three deacons on the committee, and it was only natural they should choose a serious piece; hers was too lively to suit 'em.
Tha's courtin' some bold young madam somewhere tellin' thy lies to her about bein' th' finest cock robin on Missel Moor an' ready to fight all th' rest of 'em.
I want to be able to look at a hilltop an' know it's my land, and know it's my land down the other side an' up the next hilltop, an' know that over beyond that, down alongside some creek, my mares are most likely grazin', an' their little colts grazin' with 'em or kickin' up their heels.
Just show 'em how many watches, feathers, and trinkets, one's weight in gold would buy, and that alters the case, I reckon.