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receipt

a written acknowledgment by a receiver of money, goods, etc., that payment or delivery has been made
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His hands emerged, clutching a great mass of stubs, check-books, and broker's receipts. These he deposited in a heap on the big table, and dipping again, he fished out the stragglers and added them to the pile.
"What will sixty-five per cent of the gate receipts be?" Rivera demanded.
Nesbitt bit his lip, but he said nothing till he had the receipt and had fastened it up in his pocket.
I will take the five scraps of paper that I now hold as bonds, with your signature alone, and here is a receipt in full for the six millions between us.
"Ye don't get the letter, young madam, without the receipt. It may be a' the same to you, now ye've married the other man, whether Jaffray Delamayn ance promised ye fair in the by-gone time, or no.
"If that be so," said Panza, "I renounce henceforth the government of the promised island, and desire nothing more in payment of my many and faithful services than that your worship give me the receipt of this supreme liquor, for I am persuaded it will be worth more than two reals an ounce anywhere, and I want no more to pass the rest of my life in ease and honour; but it remains to be told if it costs much to make it."
For, I really had not been myself since the receipt of the letter; it had so bewildered me ensuing on the hurry of the morning.
We know diseases of stoppings, and suffocations, are the most dangerous in the body; and it is not much otherwise in the mind; you may take sarza to open the liver, steel to open the spleen, flowers of sulphur for the lungs, castoreum for the brain; but no receipt openeth the heart, but a true friend; to whom you may impart griefs, joys, fears, hopes, suspicions, counsels, and whatsoever lieth upon the heart to oppress it, in a kind of civil shrift or confession.
Come in, then, and I'll give you a receipt for him."
Vronsky's valet came in to ask him to sign a receipt for a telegram from Petersburg.
One fine day, this magnanimous old gentleman was agreeably surprised at the receipt of the following letter:-
The paper in question acknowledged the receipt of a valuable of great price which Mr.