by Hel Virago
Disclaimer: Nothing here is mine. It's found art.
Author's Notes: ds_flashfiction, the San Francisco treat!
Story Notes: My second entry for the "Documentation" challenge.
Ray has *Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary* Tenth Edition, 1994. Fraser uses *The Compact Edition of the Oxford
English Dictionary,* 1971.
Dear Constable Fraser:
vi 3 b to react with extreme or irrational distress or discomposure -- often used with out
4. Action, or an act, that is due in the way of moral or legal obligation; that which one ought or is bound to do; an obligation c 1489 Caxton Sonnes of Aymon xiv, 324 Yet have I lever to serve you, as mi dute is for to doo.
Sincerely, Benton Fraser
5 a: WORK
syn see FUNCTION, TASK -- off duty
4 b. Absolutely: moral obligation; the binding force of what is morally right. 1579 Lyly Euphues (Arb.) 195 Where duetie can haue no shewe, honestie can beare no sway.
n (15c) 2 [fr. the practice of drawing a red herring across a trail to confuse hunting dogs] : something that distracts attention from the real issue.
7. The seat, centre, or native habitat; the place or region where a thing is native, indigenous, or most common.
n [ME *hom,* fr. OE ham village, home; akin to OHG heim home] (bef. 12c) 1 a: one's place of residence : DOMICILE b: HOUSE 2: the social unit formed by a family living together
3 The group of persons consisting of the parents and their children, whether actually living together or not; in wider sense, the unity formed by those who are nearly connected by blood or affinity. 1829 JAS. MILL Hum. Mind (1869) II. xxii 218 The group which consists of a Father, Mother and Children, is called a Family.
2 b (1): an attraction to or liking for something (people with an ~ to darkness --Mark Twain) (pork and fennel have a natural ~ for each other -- Abby Mandel) (2): an attractive force between substances or particles that causes them to enter into or remain in chemical combination.
n, pl [It., fr. L, two -- more at TWO] (1590) 1: DUET 2: PAIR 2
adj (1794): departing or having departed from a country to settle elsewhere. -Ray
1.The action of inviting or requesting to come, attend, or take part in something b. The spoken or written form in which a person is invited. 1864 J. WALKER Faithf. Ministry 200 The feast is waiting: the invitations are out.
2. fig. The presenting of attractions or inducements to come or advance; an instance of this; attraction; inducement 1673 TEMPLE Obs. Unit. Prov. Wks 1731 I. 62 The two first Invitations of People into this Country, were the Strength of their Towns, and Nature of their Government.
2: to include along with something else in a parcel or envelope
My flight times. See you soon.
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