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sack

verb A primarily UK colloquial verb meaning to end employment; fire.
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McGREGOR came back and picked up the sack, and carried it off.
Quick--let us see what it all is, and how much gold and silver there is in the sack he gave him.
Oh, don't say that,' cried little Hans, 'I wouldn't be unfriendly for the whole world'; and he ran in for his cap, and trudged off with the big sack on his shoulders.
Then he took the pottle of sack, and said he, "Now, good fellow, I swear by all that is bright, that thou art the stoutest companion at eating that ever I had.
Put on the scales, Daylight's sack was found to balance an even four hundred dollars, and Louis and Olaf divided the bet between them.
He handled the sack lovingly, and with due appreciation of its preciousness carried it out to his sled.
But when the moon rose, and Grim made ready to drown the child, his wife saw a great light come from the sack.
Molly, therefore, having dressed herself out in this sack, with a new laced cap, and some other ornaments which Tom had given her, repairs to church with her fan in her hand the very next Sunday.
So saying, he slammed a sack of gold dust of the size of a bologna sausage down upon the bar.
But as soon as the first rays of the sun shone into the garden he saw all the ten sacks standing side by side, quite full, and not a single grain was missing.
The convicts stopped when they reached the post and, while sacks were being brought, looked dumbly around as a wounded beast looks at an approaching huntsman.
He turned to look and behold, there in the darkness stood two big black shadows, wrapped from head to foot in black sacks.