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n.1.A lace. See Lace.
a. & adv.1.Less.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Washing my face in the morning caused much speculation at the village of Las Minas; a superior tradesman closely cross-questioned me about so singular a practice; and likewise why on board we wore our beards; for he had heard from my guide that we did so.
"Ah, Jimmie, what do yehs t'ink I got onto las' night.
"I got de word las' night dat my fader, he was seeck.
"Dis is what is gwine to happen, I's gwine as straight to yo' uncle as I kin walk, en tell him every las' thing I knows 'bout you."
"CON tal que las costumbres de un autor," says Don Thomas de las Torres, in the preface to his "Amatory Poems" "sean puras y castas, importo muy poco que no sean igualmente severas sus obras" -- meaning, in plain English, that, provided the morals of an author are pure personally, it signifies nothing what are the morals of his books.
A body can't tell yit which one gwyne to fetch him at de las'.
"It's six an' twenty Sundays sence las' we saw the land, With fifteen hunder quintal, An' fifteen hunder quintal, 'Teen hunder toppin' quintal,
I wants yer to be sure an' give me dat las' lesson first."
Castille, Cavalry." Then with marked stress in Spanish, "En las filas legitimas."
Benson seen her in there las' night, too, but he never said nothin' till I goes on watch tonight.