rents


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rents

 (rĕnts)
pl.n. Slang
Parents: had to stay home with the rents.

[Short for parents.]
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For these same Stewarts, and Maccolls, and Macrobs (that had two rents to pay, one to King George by stark force, and one to Ardshiel by natural kindness) offered him a better price than any Campbell in all broad Scotland; and far he sent seeking them -- as far as to the sides of Clyde and the cross of Edinburgh -- seeking, and fleeching, and begging them to come, where there was a Stewart to be starved and a red-headed hound of a Campbell to be pleasured!"
"There are tremendous sarcasms against a landlord not a hundred miles from Middlemarch, who receives his own rents, and makes no returns."
Great rents and splits branched out in the solid walls, like crystallisation; stupefied birds wheeled about and dropped into the furnace; four fierce figures trudged away, East, West, North, and South, along the night- enshrouded roads, guided by the beacon they had lighted, towards their next destination.
Heim." "Why pay rent?" the linguistic circular went on to demand.
In his pocket was precisely the room- rent for the following week, the advance payment of which was already three days overdue and clamorously demanded by the hard- faced landlady.
Ten years before, the old man had rented three hundred acres from the lady who owned them, and a year ago he had bought them and rented another three hundred from a neighboring landowner.
She lodges with mother--and she owes for rent. I have done everything she told me, except getting the physic.
In this house the despicable little miser, who lived rent free in London, now lives, rent free again, on the coast of Suffolk.
I lika da house, dis house - all mine, no paya da rent, seven dollar da month."
"I'll try to get you a buyer, or would you rather rent?"
When I'm bored I think of the washing and the rent and clothes for baby, and I go on again."
"I rented out my third floor, back, this evening," said Mrs.