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Cards a discarded card
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I had had to discard my rifle before I commenced the rapid descent of the cliff, so that now I was armed only with a hunting knife, and this I whipped from its scabbard as Kho leaped toward me.
They are, therefore, an offense, and should be discarded.
And eighthly, and last, I would retain ZUG and SCHLAG, with their pendants, and discard the rest of the vocabulary.
When their service is over they discard the metal of the nation they have been serving until they shall have found a new master.
He discarded Tommy's overalls, resumed his own rightful attire, and turned away from his string of trout with a sigh.
The experiment has, however, demonstrated that this expectation was ill-founded and illusory; and the observations, made under the last head, will, I imagine, have sufficed to convince the impartial and discerning, that there is an absolute necessity for an entire change in the first principles of the system; that if we are in earnest about giving the Union energy and duration, we must abandon the vain project of legislating upon the States in their collective capacities; we must extend the laws of the federal government to the individual citizens of America; we must discard the fallacious scheme of quotas and requisitions, as equally impracticable and unjust.
It is a matter of vanity and ambition with them to discard everything that may bear the stamp of civilized life, and to adopt the manners, habits, dress, gesture, and even walk of the Indian.
This unfortunate reality is further established as the mostly non-biodegradable waste materials have turned the stretch of Roxas Boulevard into a dumpsite as the discards have spilled on the roadway.
Environmental campaign group WWF's fisheries governance manager Helen McLachlan said: "The discards ban was introduced to end the wasteful practice of discarding healthy fish."
Fisheries bycatch and discards affect marine ecosystems worldwide, constituting as much as 25% of the annual global catch (Alverson et al., 1994; Kelleher, 2005; Matsuoka, 2008).
"They didn't want to compromise." The main bone of contention is the plan to end fish discards - a practice commonly used by fishermen to avoid exceeiding the quota (European fishing boats have long been discarding fish, by some estimates up to a quarter of their catch, before entering a port to ensure that they meet the EU's strict quotas).