levy


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levy

a. the act of imposing and collecting a tax, tariff, etc.
b. the money so raised
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Wherefore, upon such as come hereabouts, I levy a certain toll, which I use for a better purpose, I hope, than to make candlesticks withal.
there's to be an Extraordinary Meeting of the nobility, and they are talking of a levy of ten men per thousand.
It was the Hira, well named, for she was owned by Levy, the German Jew, the greatest pearl buyer of them all, and, as was well known, Hira was the Tahitian god of fishermen and thieves.
Huru-Huru asked, as Levy, a fat man with massive asymmetrical features, stepped out upon the beach.
And while Levy and Toriki drank absinthe and chaffered over the pearl, Huru-Huru listened and heard the stupendous price of twenty-five thousand francs agreed upon.
Toriki and Levy broke into a run for their boats, the latter ambling along like a panic-stricken hippopotamus.
A tax is a levy of money on things or persons under disguises that are more or less specious.
We pounded along, stopped, landed soldiers; went on, landed custom- house clerks to levy toll in what looked like a God-for- saken wilderness, with a tin shed and a flag-pole lost in it; landed more soldiers--to take care of the custom- house clerks, presumably.
Don't you remember the levy of the school last half?
In fact, the solemn assembly, a levy of the School, had been held, at which the captain of the School had got up, and after premising that several instances had occurred of matters having been reported to the masters; that this was against public morality and School tradition; that a levy of the sixth had been held on the subject, and they had resolved that the practice must be stopped at once; and given out that any boy, in whatever form, who should thenceforth appeal to a master, without having first gone to some prepostor and laid the case before him, should be thrashed publicly, and sent to Coventry.
Hang it," he would say (or perhaps use a still stronger expression out of his simple vocabulary), "before I was married I didn't care what bills I put my name to, and so long as Moses would wait or Levy would renew for three months, I kept on never minding.
I made his acquaintance in Tver when I was there on official business, and he came there for the levy of recruits.