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refuse

(re′ūs″) [Fr. refus, denial, rejection]
Anything discarded; garbage, trash, waste.
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It is for no particular item in the tax bill that I refuse to pay it.
If a man who has no property refuses but once to earn nine shillings for the State, he is put in prison for a period unlimited by any law that I know, and determined only by the discretion of those who put him there; but if he should steal ninety times nine shillings from the State, he is soon permitted to go at large again.
While he lived, he could claim nothing that she would not still be free to remonstrate against, and even to refuse.
In MY childhood I could not imagine a more afflictive punishment than for my mother to refuse to kiss me at night: the very idea was terrible.
After that, not a week passed without sick people coming, riding or on foot, to Father Sergius; and having acceded to one petition he could not refuse others, and he laid his hands on many and prayed.
Greatly to my surprise (for the woman inspires him with the strongest aversion) Geoffrey refuses to go until his term is up.
I APPRECIATE the logistical benefits of a council official suggesting that refuse bins be replaced by communal refuse bins.
Purchase of 48 compactor vehicles Lot 1: 10 chassis with sleeper cab and leading axle - Item 1: 8 Long-wheelbase chassis,- Item 2: 2 chassis with a short wheelbase,Lot 2: 10 chassis with sleeper cab and trailing axle,Lot 3: 10 low-floor chassis with cab and leading axle,Lot 4: 18 low-floor chassis with cab and trailing axle,Lot 5: 10 refuse collection vehicle bodies - Item 1: 8 refuse collection vehicle bodies (at least 18 mA),- Item 2: 2 refuse collection vehicle bodies (at least 16 mA),Lot 6: 10 refuse collection vehicle bodies (at least 19 mA),Lot 7: 10 refuse collection vehicle bodies (at least 19 mA),Lot 8: 18 refuse collection vehicle bodies (at least 20 mA),Lot 9: 10 beds (for waste container Munich Model and DIN)Lot 10: 38 beds (for waste container according to DIN).
20, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Autocar is adding another CNG-equipped refuse truck to its roster: the class-7 / "baby 8" Xpert ACMD.
Lead author Dr Tyler Okimoto, of the University of Queensland Business School, wanted to find out why people often refuse to say sorry despite apologies being seen as a "cheap" way to reduce blame and punishment.
He said: "The PFA's opinion, based on all the evidence presented, is Tevez did not refuse to play.
Mayors whose refuse sites will have to be shut down by July 16, for not meeting the European Union's environmental criteria, are preparing for a "trench war" with the state.