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sack

verb A primarily UK colloquial verb meaning to end employment; fire.
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Then the other pretended to give way, and said, 'Thou must let the sack of wisdom descend, by untying yonder cord, and then thou shalt enter.
A sceptical roar went up, and a dozen men pulled out their sacks.
Nevertheless," quoth Robin, "if thou hast no hunger, maybe thou hast thirst, and well I know thou wilt take a cup of sack with me.
cried Robin, "fill our good friend the Sheriff a right brimming cup of sack and fetch it hither, for he is faint and weary.
Then one of the band brought the Sheriff a cup of sack, bowing low as he handed it to him; but the Sheriff could not touch the wine, for he saw it served in one of his own silver flagons, on one of his own silver plates.
So saying, he held up the sack of silver that Little John and the Cook had brought with them.
Then Robin Hood gave the sack of silver back to the Sheriff.
The company that waited for the Sheriff were all amazed to see him come out of the forest bearing a heavy sack upon his shoulders; but though they questioned him, he answered never a word, acting like one who walks in a dream.
BALIKESyR (CyHAN)- Republican People's Party (CHP) Balykesir Deputy Namyk Havutca claimed on Tuesday that 25 kilograms of coal sacks are short of basis weight, given to poor people by Family and Social Policies Ministry.
Thanks to the use of tough farm polythene, the Green Sack range offers up to 10 times the tear resistance of other premium brand refuse sacks, says BPI.
An idea that originated in Kenya, known as Sack Farming, has become popular among farmers.
He added: "The greater strength of the sack bottom makes it feasible to work with lighter weight fabric, not to mention the elimination of the seam allowance required for sewing.