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Number One

portraying politician Crawford; self-gain as tour de force. [Am. Lit.: Number One]
See: Egotism
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Mr Quilp, either because frightening anybody afforded him a constitutional delight, or because it was pleasant to contemplate the death of Mrs Quilp number one, and the elevation of Mrs Quilp number two to her post and title, or because he was determined from purposes of his own to be agreeable and good-humoured at that particular time, only laughed and feigned to take no heed of her alarm.
As number one referred him to number two, and as number two referred him to number three, he had occasion to state it three times before they all referred him to number four, to whom he stated it again.
Give him a lot of forms!' With which instruction to number two, this sparkling young Barnacle took a fresh handful of papers from numbers one and three, and carried them into the sanctuary to offer to the presiding Idol of the Circumlocution Office.
Number two in the Court was soon reached; and an inscription on the door-post informing me that Mr.
I was uncertain about the stranger who had called at Number Two, Zion Place.
Number one seized the mug ravenously, and had just drunk enough to make him wish for more, when Mr Squeers gave the signal for number two, who gave up at the same interesting moment to number three; and the process was repeated until the milk and water terminated with number five.
So she wound up Number Two, and immediately the clock-work man said, without moving any part of his body except his lips:
Body number two, said they must take everything on political economy.
Summary: Singapore, Aug 27 (ANI): Chinese tech giant Baidu has overthrown Google to become number two in the global smart speaker market in Q2, 2019, according to the latest report by market analyst firm Canalys.
Bengzon said Korea remains to be the top visitor market of the country while China and the United States (US) trail at number two and three, respectively.
The current world number two has not played a main tour event since a knee problem forced him to retire during his US Open semi-final against Juan Martin del Potro in September.
Oil & gas company Lilis Energy Inc (NYSE American:LLEX) stated on Monday that its Kudu number two 2H has reached a 24-hour initial production rate of 1,475 Boepd on a three-stream basis at 299 Boepd per 1,000 ft in the Permian's Delaware Basin.