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con·tract

 (kŏn′trăkt′)
n.
1.
a. An agreement between two or more parties, especially one that is written and enforceable by law.
b. The writing or document containing such an agreement.
2. The branch of law dealing with formal agreements between parties.
3. Marriage as a formal agreement; betrothal.
4. Games
a. The last and highest bid of a suit in one hand in bridge.
b. The number of tricks thus bid.
c. Contract bridge.
5. A paid assignment to murder someone: put out a contract on the mobster's life.
v. (kən-trăkt′, kŏn′trăkt′) con·tract·ed, con·tract·ing, con·tracts
v.tr.
1. To enter into by contract; establish or settle by formal agreement: contract a marriage.
2. To acquire or incur: contract obligations; contract a serious illness.
3.
a. To reduce in size by drawing together; shrink.
b. To pull together; wrinkle.
4. Grammar To shorten (a word or words) by omitting or combining some of the letters or sounds, as do not to don't.
v.intr.
1. To enter into or make an agreement: contract for garbage collection.
2. To become reduced in size by or as if by being drawn together: The pupils of the patient's eyes contracted.

[Middle English, from Latin contractus, past participle of contrahere, to draw together, make a contract : com-, com- + trahere, to draw.]

con·tract′i·bil′i·ty n.
con·tract′i·ble adj.

contract

vb
1. to make or become smaller, narrower, shorter, etc: metals contract as the temperature is reduced.
2. (Law) (when: intr, sometimes foll by for; when tr, may take an infinitive) to enter into an agreement with (a person, company, etc) to deliver (goods or services) or to do (something) on mutually agreed and binding terms, often in writing
3. to draw or be drawn together; coalesce or cause to coalesce
4. (tr) to acquire, incur, or become affected by (a disease, liability, debt, etc)
5. (Linguistics) (tr) to shorten (a word or phrase) by the omission of letters or syllables, usually indicated in writing by an apostrophe
6. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics to unite (two vowels) or (of two vowels) to be united within a word or at a word boundary so that a new long vowel or diphthong is formed
7. (tr) to wrinkle or draw together (the brow or a muscle)
8. (tr) to arrange (a marriage) for; betroth
n
9. (Law) a formal agreement between two or more parties
10. (Law) a document that states the terms of such an agreement
11. (Law) the branch of law treating of contracts
12. (Law) marriage considered as a formal agreement
13. (Bridge) See contract bridge
14. (Bridge) bridge
a. (in the bidding sequence before play) the highest bid, which determines trumps and the number of tricks one side must try to make
b. the number and suit of these tricks
15. slang
a. a criminal agreement to kill a particular person in return for an agreed sum of money
b. (as modifier): a contract killing.
[C16: from Latin contractus agreement, something drawn up, from contrahere to draw together, from trahere to draw]

con•tract

(n., adj., and usu. for v. 16–18, 22, 23 ˈkɒn trækt; otherwise v. kənˈtrækt)

n.
1. an agreement between two or more parties for the doing or not doing of something specified.
2. an agreement enforceable by law.
3. the written form of such an agreement.
4. the division of law dealing with contracts.
5. Also called con′tract bridge′. a variety of bridge in which the side that wins the bid can earn toward game only that number of tricks named in the contract, additional points being credited above the line.
6. (in auction or contract bridge)
a. a commitment by the declaring team to take six tricks plus the number specified by the final bid made.
b. the final bid itself.
c. the number of tricks so specified, plus six.
7. the formal agreement of marriage; betrothal.
8. Slang. an arrangement for a hired assassin to kill a specific person.
adj.
9. under contract; governed or arranged by special contract: a contract carrier.
v.t.
10. to draw together or into smaller compass; draw the parts of together: to contract a muscle.
11. to wrinkle: to contract the brows.
12. to shorten (a word, phrase, etc.) by combining or omitting some of its elements.
13. to make narrow or illiberal; restrict.
14. to get, as by exposure to something contagious: to contract a disease.
15. to incur, as a liability or obligation: to contract a debt.
16. to settle or establish by agreement: to contract an alliance.
17. to assign (a job, work, project, etc.) by contract.
18. to enter into an agreement with: to contract a freelancer to do the work.
19. to enter into (friendship, acquaintance, etc.).
20. to betroth.
v.i.
21. to become drawn together or reduced in compass; become smaller; shrink: His pupils contracted in the light.
22. to enter into an agreement.
23. contract out, to hire an outside contractor to produce or do; subcontract.
[1275–1325; (n.) Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin contractus the undertaking of a transaction, an agreement =contrac-, variant s. of contrahere to draw in, bring together, enter into an agreement (con- con- + trahere to drag, pull; compare traction) + -tus suffix of v. action; (v.) < Latin contractus, past participle of contrahere]
con`tract•ee′, n.
con•tract′i•ble, adj.
con•tract`i•bil′i•ty, con•tract′i•ble•ness, n.

contract


Past participle: contracted
Gerund: contracting

Imperative
contract
contract
Present
I contract
you contract
he/she/it contracts
we contract
you contract
they contract
Preterite
I contracted
you contracted
he/she/it contracted
we contracted
you contracted
they contracted
Present Continuous
I am contracting
you are contracting
he/she/it is contracting
we are contracting
you are contracting
they are contracting
Present Perfect
I have contracted
you have contracted
he/she/it has contracted
we have contracted
you have contracted
they have contracted
Past Continuous
I was contracting
you were contracting
he/she/it was contracting
we were contracting
you were contracting
they were contracting
Past Perfect
I had contracted
you had contracted
he/she/it had contracted
we had contracted
you had contracted
they had contracted
Future
I will contract
you will contract
he/she/it will contract
we will contract
you will contract
they will contract
Future Perfect
I will have contracted
you will have contracted
he/she/it will have contracted
we will have contracted
you will have contracted
they will have contracted
Future Continuous
I will be contracting
you will be contracting
he/she/it will be contracting
we will be contracting
you will be contracting
they will be contracting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been contracting
you have been contracting
he/she/it has been contracting
we have been contracting
you have been contracting
they have been contracting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been contracting
you will have been contracting
he/she/it will have been contracting
we will have been contracting
you will have been contracting
they will have been contracting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been contracting
you had been contracting
he/she/it had been contracting
we had been contracting
you had been contracting
they had been contracting
Conditional
I would contract
you would contract
he/she/it would contract
we would contract
you would contract
they would contract
Past Conditional
I would have contracted
you would have contracted
he/she/it would have contracted
we would have contracted
you would have contracted
they would have contracted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contract - a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by lawcontract - a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
clause, article - a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)
arbitration clause - a clause in a contract providing for arbitration of disputes arising under the contract
reserve clause - a clause that used to be part of the contract with a professional athlete extending the contract for a year beyond its expiration; "the reserve clause was used to bind players to a particular ball club"
adhesion contract, contract of adhesion - a contract that heavily restricts one party while leaving the other free (as some standard form printed contracts); implies inequality in bargaining power
aleatory contract - a contract whose performance by one party depends on the occurrence of an uncertain contingent event (but if it is contingent on the outcome of a wager it is not enforceable)
bilateral contract - a contract involving mutual promises (each party is both promisor and promisee)
charter - a contract to hire or lease transportation
conditional contract - a contract whose performance depends on a fact or event that affects legal relations
cost-plus contract - a contract in which the contractor is paid his total cost plus a stated percentage of profit
gambling contract - a contract whose performance by one party is contingent on the outcome of a bet; unenforceable by statute in most jurisdictions
lease - a contract granting use or occupation of property during a specified time for a specified payment
marriage contract, marriage settlement - a prenuptial agreement or contract
output contract - a contract in which you promise to deliver your entire output to the other party who promises to accept it
insurance policy, insurance, policy - written contract or certificate of insurance; "you should have read the small print on your policy"
purchase agreement, purchase contract - a contract stating the terms of a purchase
quasi contract - a contract created by law for reasons of justice without any expression of assent
requirements contract - a contract in which you agree to purchase all your requirements of a particular sort from one party
contract under seal, sealed instrument, special contract - a contract that is signed and has the (wax) seal of the signer attached
service contract - a contract for maintenance services
severable contract - a contract which, in the event of a breach by one of the parties, can be considered as several independent agreements expressed in a single instrument
subcontract - a contract assigning to another party some obligations of a prior contract
partnership - a contract between two or more persons who agree to pool talent and money and share profits or losses
articles of agreement, shipping articles - a contract between crew and captain of a ship
concession, grant - a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business; "he got the beer concession at the ball park"
collective agreement, labor agreement, labor contract - contract between labor and management governing wages and benefits and working conditions
employment agreement, employment contract - contract between employer and employee
distribution agreement - a contract governing the marketing of an item of merchandise
licensing agreement - contract giving someone the legal right to use a patent or trademark
acquisition agreement, merger agreement - contract governing the merger of two or more companies
contract of hazard, sale in gross - a sale of a tract of land as a whole without a warranty as to the acreage
loophole - an ambiguity (especially one in the text of a law or contract) that makes it possible to evade a difficulty or obligation
handclasp, handshake, handshaking, shake - grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)
contract, declaration - (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
fine print, small print - the part of a contract that contains reservations and qualifications that are often printed in small type; "don't sign a contract without reading the fine print"
written agreement - a legal document summarizing the agreement between parties
indenture - a contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified term
boilerplate - standard formulations uniformly found in certain types of legal documents or news stories
renegociate, renegotiate - revise the terms of in order to limit or regain excess profits gained by the contractor; "We renegociated our old mortgage now that the interest rates have come down"
2.contract - (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
bridge - any of various card games based on whist for four players
contract - a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
bidding, bid - (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
3.contract - a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid
bridge - any of various card games based on whist for four players
no-trump - a version of contract bridge in which no suit is designated as trump for the duration of the hand
Verb1.contract - enter into a contractual arrangementcontract - enter into a contractual arrangement
promise, assure - make a promise or commitment
stipulate - make an oral contract or agreement in the verbal form of question and answer that is necessary to give it legal force
sign - be engaged by a written agreement; "He signed to play the casino on Dec. 18"; "The soprano signed to sing the new opera"
specify, stipulate, condition, qualify - specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement; "The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life"; "The contract stipulates the dates of the payments"
lease, rent - let for money; "We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad"
charter, hire, lease, rent - hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services
2.contract - engage by written agreement; "They signed two new pitchers for the next season"
hire, employ, engage - engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"
contract out - assign a job to someone outside one's own business
3.contract - squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
choke, strangle - constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing
prim - contract one's lips; "She primmed her lips after every bite of food"
tighten - become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened"
astringe - constrict or bind or draw together; "Lemon juice astringes the tissue in the mouth"
strangulate - constrict a hollow organ or vessel so as to stop the flow of blood or air
convulse - contract involuntarily, as in a spasm; "The muscles in her face convulsed"
convulse - cause to contract; "The spasm convulses her facial muscles"
bear down, overbear - contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery
choke, gag, fret - be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat"
scrag, choke - wring the neck of; "The man choked his opponent"
4.contract - be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill"
sicken, come down - get sick; "She fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital"
catch - contract; "did you catch a cold?"
5.contract - become smaller or draw together; "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank"
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
flex - contract; "flex a muscle"
expand, spread out - extend in one or more directions; "The dough expands"
6.contract - make smaller; "The heat contracted the woollen garment"
shrink, reduce - reduce in size; reduce physically; "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?"
wrinkle, purse - gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker; "purse ones's lips"
7.contract - compress or concentrate; "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
condense - become more compact or concentrated; "Her feelings condensed"
8.contract - make or become more narrow or restricted; "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
bottleneck - become narrow, like a bottleneck; "Right by the bridge, the road bottlenecks"
taper off - become smaller or less active; "Business tapered off"
9.contract - reduce in scope while retaining essential elementscontract - reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
bowdlerise, bowdlerize, expurgate, castrate, shorten - edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel"
edit out, edit, cut - cut and assemble the components of; "edit film"; "cut recording tape"
condense, concentrate, digest - make more concise; "condense the contents of a book into a summary"
minify, decrease, lessen - make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
elaborate, expatiate, expound, lucubrate, dilate, flesh out, exposit, enlarge, expand - add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"

contract

noun
1. agreement, deal (informal), commission, commitment, arrangement, understanding, settlement, treaty, bargain, convention, engagement, pact, compact, covenant, bond, stipulation, concordat The company won a prestigious contract for work on the building.
verb
1. agree, arrange, negotiate, engage, pledge, bargain, undertake, come to terms, shake hands, covenant, make a deal, commit yourself, enter into an agreement He has contracted to lease part of the collection to a museum in Japan.
agree refuse, decline, disagree, turn down
2. constrict, confine, tighten, shorten, wither, compress, condense, shrivel New research shows that an excess of meat and salt can contract muscles.
3. tighten, narrow, knit, purse, shorten, pucker As we move our bodies, our muscles contract and relax.
tighten develop, stretch, expand, swell, widen, enlarge, broaden, distend
4. lessen, reduce, shrink, diminish, decrease, dwindle Output fell last year and is expected to contract further this year.
lessen increase, grow, develop, spread, expand, swell, widen, multiply, inflate
5. catch, get, develop, acquire, incur, be infected with, go down with, be afflicted with He contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion.
catch avoid, escape, avert, ward off catch
Quotations
"A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it is written on" [Sam Goldwyn]

contract

noun
1. A legally binding arrangement between parties:
2. An agreement, especially one involving a sale or exchange:
verb
1. To enter into a formal agreement:
2. To assume an obligation:
3. To become affected with a disease:
4. To reduce in size, as by drawing together:
Translations
عَقْدعَقْد، إلتِزام، تَعَهُّد، إتِّفاقِيَّهيَعِد، يَلْتَزِم، يَتَعَهَّديُقَلِّص، يَتَقَلَّصيَلْتَقِط عَدوى مَرَض، يُصاب
smlouvasmluvně se zavázatstahovatuzavřítzmenšit
kontraktpådrage sigslutteaftaleindgå
sopimussairastua
ugovor
kötmegkapösszehúzódikszerződés
dragast samangera samningsamningurstrengja hjúskaparheitsÿkjast af
契約
계약
gautikontraktasrangovassudaryti sutartįsusitraukimas
kontraktslīgumsnoslēgtsaīsinātsamazināt
nakaziť sasťahovaťzmluvne sa zaviazať
pogodbaskrajšati
avtalakontrakt
สัญญา
kontratsöz kesmeksözleşme yapmakyakalanmakbüz mek
hợp đồng

contract

A. [ˈkɒntrækt] N
1. (= document) → contrato m
contract of employment or servicecontrato m de trabajo
breach of contractincumplimiento m de contrato
by contractpor contrato
to enter into a contract (with sb) (to do sth/for sth)firmar un contrato (con algn) (para hacer algo/de algo)
to place a contract withdar un contrato a
to sign a contractfirmar un contrato
to put work out to contractsacar una obra a contrato
to be under contract to do sthhacer algo bajo contrato
they are under contract to Xtienen contrato con X, tienen obligaciones contractuales con X
2. (fig) there's a contract out for himle han puesto precio
B. [kənˈtrækt] VT
1. (= acquire) [+ disease, debt] → contraer; [+ habit] → tomar, adquirir
2. (= enter into) [+ alliance] → entablar, establecer; [+ marriage] → contraer
3. (Ling) (= shorten) → contraer
C. [kənˈtrækt] VI
1. (= become smaller) [metal] → contraerse, encogerse
2. [muscles, face] → contraerse
3. (Ling) [word, phrase] → contraerse
4. (Comm) to contract (with sb) to do sthcomprometerse por contrato (con algn) a hacer algo
to contract forcontratar
D. [ˈkɒntrækt] CPD contract bridge Nbridge m de contrato
contract date Nfecha f contratada, fecha f de contrato
contract killer Nasesino m a sueldo
contract killing Nasesinato m pagado
contract price Nprecio m contractual, precio m contratado
contract work Ntrabajo m bajo contrato
contract in VI + ADVtomar parte (to en)
contract out
A. VT + ADV this work is contracted outeste trabajo se hace fuera de la empresa con un contrato aparte
B. VI + ADV (Brit) → optar por no tomar parte (of en)

contract

[ˈkɒntrækt]
n (= legal agreement) → contrat m
to be under contract → être sous contrat contract of employment, contract of service
modif [date] → contractuel(le) contract work
[kənˈtrækt] vi
(= become smaller) → se contracter, se resserrer
(= undertake a legal agreement) to contract to do sth → s'engager à faire qch, s'engager par contrat à faire qch
[kənˈtrækt] vt
[+ illness] → contracter
[+ marriage, alliance] → contracter
contract in
vi (British) (= join system, scheme) → s'engager, s'engager par contrat (= join pension scheme) → s'affilier au régime de retraite complémentaire
contract out
[kənˈtrækt] vi (British) (of scheme)se dégager; (of pension scheme)opter pour la non-affiliation au régime de retraite complémentaire
vt [+ work] → sous-traiter

contract

:
contract killing
nAuftragsmord m
contract law
n no plVertragsrecht nt
contract note
n (St Ex) → Schlussschein m

contract

1
n
(= agreement)Vertrag m, → Kontrakt m (old); (= document also)Vertragsdokument nt; (Comm: = order) → Auftrag m; (= delivery contract)Liefervertrag m; to enter into or make a contract (with somebody)(mit jdm) einen Vertrag eingehen or (ab)schließen; to be under contractunter Vertrag stehen (to bei, mit); to be bound by contractvertraglich gebunden sein (→ to an +acc); to put work out to contractArbeiten außer Haus machen lassen; to take out a contract on somebody (to kill) → einen Killer auf jdn ansetzen; terms of contractVertragsbedingungen or -bestimmungen pl
(Bridge) → Kontrakt m ? contract bridge
adj price, datevertraglich festgelegt or vereinbart; contract workAuftragsarbeit f
vt
(= acquire) debtsmachen, ansammeln; illnesserkranken an (+dat); vices, habitsich (dat)zulegen, entwickeln, annehmen; passionentwickeln
(= enter into) marriage, allianceschließen, eingehen
vi
(Comm) to contract to do somethingsich vertraglich verpflichten, etw zu tun
(form, = make an arrangement) → sich verbünden

contract

2
vt
muscle, metal etczusammenziehen
(Ling) → zusammenziehen, kontrahieren (spec)(into zu)
vi (muscle, metal etc)sich zusammenziehen; (pupil also)sich verengen; (fig, influence, business) → (zusammen)schrumpfen

contract

[n, adj ˈkɒntrækt; vb kənˈtrækt]
1. ncontratto
contract of employment → contratto di lavoro
to enter into a contract with sb to do sth/for sth → stipulare un contratto con qn per fare qc/per qc
to be under contract to do sth → aver stipulato un contratto per fare qc
to put work out to contract → dare del lavoro in appalto, appaltare un lavoro
by contract → per contratto
there's a contract out for him (fig) (fam) → c'è una taglia su di lui
2. vt (all senses) → contrarre
to contract with sb to do sth → stipulare un contratto con qn per fare qc
3. vi (muscles, lips) → contrarsi; (metal) → restringersi; (economy) → essere in fase di contrazione
4. adj (date) → del contratto; (price) → secondo contratto; (work) → a contratto, in appalto
contract in vi + advimpegnarsi (con un contratto) (Brit) (into pension scheme) scegliere di pagare i contributi per una pensione
contract out vi + adv to contract out (of)ritirarsi (da)
to contract out of a pension scheme (Brit) (Admin) → cessare di pagare i contributi per una pensione

contract

(kənˈtrӕkt) verb
1. to make or become smaller, less, shorter, tighter etc. Metals expand when heated and contract when cooled; `I am' is often contracted to `I'm'; Muscles contract.
2. ( American ˈkontrakt) to promise legally in writing. They contracted to supply us with cable.
3. to become infected with (a disease). He contracted malaria.
4. to promise (in marriage).
(ˈkontrӕkt) noun
a legal written agreement. He has a four-year contract (of employment) with us; The firm won a contract for three new aircraft.
conˈtraction (-ʃən) noun
1. an act of contracting. contraction of metals; contraction of muscles.
2. a word shortened in speech or spelling. `I'm' is a contraction of `I am'.
conˈtractor noun
a person or firm that promises to do work or supply goods at a fixed rate. a building contractor.

contract

عَقْد smlouva kontrakt Vertrag συμβόλαιο contrato sopimus contrat ugovor contratto 契約 계약 contract kontrakt umowa contrato контракт kontrakt สัญญา kontrat hợp đồng 合同

con·tract

vt. [a disease] contraer.

contract

n contrato, acuerdo; pain management — acuerdo entre el paciente y el médico sobre el uso de opiáceos; vt (a disease) contraer, dar(le) (a uno), pegar(le) (a uno), coger* (Esp); vi (a muscle) contraerse
* potentially offensive in Mexico and much of Central and South America
References in classic literature ?
As Professor Bumper expected to do considerable excavating in order to locate the buried city, or cities, as the case might be, he had to contract for a number of Indian diggers and laborers.
A nature like Clifford's can contract no debts of that kind.
Unless people are more than commonly disagreeable, it is my foolish habit to contract a kindness for them.
I knew at this hour, I think, as well as I knew later, what I was capable of meeting to shelter my pupils; but it took me some time to be wholly sure of what my honest ally was prepared for to keep terms with so compromising a contract.
Like most old fashioned pulpits, it was a very lofty one, and since a regular stairs to such a height would, by its long angle with the floor, seriously contract the already small area of the chapel, the architect, it seemed, had acted upon the hint of Father Mapple, and finished the pulpit without a stairs, substituting a perpendicular side ladder, like those used in mounting a ship from a boat at sea.
So, with great vehemence, he overturned Sam, and, giving two or three contemptuous snorts, flourished his heels vigorously in the air, and was soon prancing away towards the lower end of the lawn, followed by Bill and Jerry, whom Andy had not failed to let loose, according to contract, speeding them off with various direful ejaculations.
In both cases they flowed in ruts worn deep by time and habit, and the man who should have proposed to divert them by reason and argument would have had a long contract on his hands.
They all came a-swooping down like a blue cloud, and as each fellow lit on the door and took a glance, the whole absurdity of the contract that that first jay had tackled hit him home and he fell over backward suffocating with laughter, and the next jay took his place and done the same.
Now mind you, sixty thousand a day is a pretty heavy contract for those old people.
And the distinction is not quite so much against the candour and common sense of the world as appears at first; for a very narrow income has a tendency to contract the mind, and sour the temper.
As you certainly would be, in any contract you should make for yourself.
Hereupon, a choleric gentleman, who had taken the fourth place on that seat, flew into a most violent passion, and said that it was a breach of contract to mix him up with such villainous company, and that it was poisonous and pernicious and infamous and shameful, and I don't know what else.

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