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sack

verb A primarily UK colloquial verb meaning to end employment; fire.
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The optional reading in Isaiah 58 likewise disdains mere outward signs like bowing and prostrating oneself, or even donning sackcloth and ashes.
And as the form arose from the sackcloth shawl I saw the lacerations upon his body, the river-twisted mouth, the head glorious and those EYES EYES EYES.
Sure they should take other jobs, as soon as you and I don sackcloth and move to a cave.
Some of the distributor's top artists include Juanita Bynum, Kevin Max, Tonex, RedCloud, Sackcloth Fashion, Phil Keaggy and P.
You may have seen the item in the London press stating we supporters must get the sackcloth and ashes out for our antipathy to Pardew.
com)-- Evangelist Michael Clark, (the sackcloth man), of ML Clark Ministries, announced today that he will begin building a total of 120 Bomb Shelters, in 120 nations, beginning January 30th of 2013.
The company worked with the Bishops Tachbrook History Group on the film and several local school children turned out to be dressed in sackcloth and plastered in Bronze Age make-up for filming in Oakley Woods.
We were so poor we had to walk in all weathers - hail, rain or snow - with our feet wrapped in newspaper and old sackcloth until we had access to a passed-on pair of Birmingham Mail boots.
Unusable sandbags OF the 10,000 sandbags placed on Middlesbrough streets to combat incendiaries 5,000 were unusable because the sackcloth sand quickly rotted in the wind and rain.
But instead of putting on sackcloth, the cream of the British establishment will shortly slip into morning dress and the nation's thoughts will focus on a future king and queen.
Sackcloth and ashes doesn't go with Savile Row suits.
The end result is that Mrs Young and Peter Elson are both right in their different ways, and that Peter has been spared the Daily Post punishment of hiking from Waterloo to Southport wearing nothing but sackcloth and ashes.