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.
They had learned that they would have to pay a rent of nine dollars a month for a flat, and there was no way of doing better, unless the family of twelve was to exist in one or two rooms, as at present.
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.
A small part of the land--the worst part--he let out for rent, while a hundred acres of arable land he cultivated himself with his family and two hired laborers.
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.
The rest they'll split up into several farms and rent for the present.
When I'm bored I think of the washing and the rent and clothes for baby, and I go on again.
Purdy, in her furriest tones, "are furnished for to rent.
She had been buggy-riding before, but always behind one horse, jaded, and livery, in a top-buggy, heavy and dingy, such as livery stables rent because of sturdy unbreakableness.