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out

1. Politics not in office or authority
2. Baseball an instance of the putting out of a batter; putout

out

A term used in air traffic control communications meaning the conversation is over and no further response is expected.
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One was that the chestnut trace horse, who had been unmistakably overworked on the previous day, was off his feed and out of sorts.
Of modern standers-of-mast-heads we have but a lifeless set; mere stone, iron, and bronze men; who, though well capable of facing out a stiff gale, are still entirely incompetent to the business of singing out upon discovering any strange sight.
They went boating on the harbor and up the three pretty rivers that flowed into it; they had clambakes on the bar and mussel-bakes on the rocks; they picked strawberries on the sand-dunes; they went out cod-fishing with Captain Jim; they shot plover in the shore fields and wild ducks in the cove--at least, the men did.
I sat there an hour one morning waiting for Anderson, with only her and a little girl or two in the room, the governess being sick or run away, and the mother in and out every moment with letters of business, and I could hardly get a word or a look from the young lady-- nothing like a civil answer--she screwed up her mouth, and turned from me with such an air
And the "nigger" in him was surprised when the white friend put out his hand for a shake with him.
Clad in a simple gown, and perhaps with bare feet, the pilgrim set out.
There were possibly a few track men out there who knew the race horse as well as Edna, but there was certainly none who knew it better.
Second, you let the enemy out o' this here trap for nothing.
Besides he's asked me to fix my own day, and I'll just go one evening when I'm not going out with you.
As soon as they had passed the fence they all spread out evenly and quietly, without noise or talk, along the road and field leading to the Otradnoe covert.
Thanks to the stupidity of the French, they have gone to such lengths to conceal the fact of my escape for these many days that I have had ample opportunity to work out every detail of our little adventure so carefully that there is little chance of the slightest hitch occurring to mar our prospects.
She held out her hand, with a sweet, sad smile, and bid us good night.