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last

1
the wooden or metal form on which a shoe or boot is fashioned or repaired

last

2
a unit of weight or capacity having various values in different places and for different commodities. Commonly used values are 2 tons, 2000 pounds, 80 bushels, or 640 gallons
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And at last, from every side, the victorious armies of the Revolution would close in on the City of Mexico itself, Diaz's last stronghold.
Whether owing to the almost omniscient look-outs at the mast-heads of the whale-ships, now penetrating even through Behring's straits, and into the remotest secret drawers and lockers of the world; and the thousand harpoons and lances darted along all continental coasts; the moot point is, whether Leviathan can long endure so wide a chase, and so remorseless a havoc; whether he must not at last be exterminated from the waters, and the last whale, like the last man, smoke his last pipe, and then himself evaporate in the final puff.
Thou goest the way to thy greatness: now hath it become thy last refuge, what was hitherto thy last danger!
I can only declare that the Countess's presence by your bedside last night was no dream of yours.
But that the clew to her language and her conduct on Wednesday last is to be found in such a feeling toward the man who has ruined us, as the feeling at which you hinted, is what I can not and will not believe of my sister.
I intend, then, in this last book, to imitate the good company I have mentioned in their last journey.
My mother's favourite paraphrase is one known in our house as David's because it was the last he learned to repeat.
At last one took the other aside, and said, 'That little urchin will make our fortune, if we can get him, and carry him about from town to town as a show; we must buy him.
He was to die in a few hours, and with him would go the child's last chance of succour.
Some say that she did it in all kindness of heart; while others aver that she was none other than the former Sheriff's daughter, and found her revenge at last in this cruel deed.
But I've not the smallest doubt that Mac was watching both ship and station till the last moment.
We remained locked up like this, last time," he said, "until you left the Opera to go home.