set off


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set off

[′set ‚ȯf]
(graphic arts)
In presswork, the undesirable rubbing off or marking of a printed sheet with the ink from the next sheet as it is being delivered.
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At that I turned tail upon their boat (where my adviser had once more begun to tee-hee with laughter), leaped back the way I had come, from one stone to another, and set off running across the isle as I had never run before.
Once outside, he and Planchet set off as fast as they could; and by making a long detour avoided the wood and reentered the city by another gate.
Come, monsieur, come!" and both set off towards the capital at full gallop.
Adam, after making an ineffectual attempt to eat, put the food in his pocket, and, drinking a draught of ale, declared himself ready to set off. As they approached the cottage, it occurred to him that he would do well to learn from the old woman where Dinah was to be found in Leeds: if there was trouble at the Hall Farm--he only half-admitted the foreboding that there would be--the Poysers might like to send for Dinah.
He waited until the clock struck nine before he left the work-yard at the village, and set off, through the fields, towards the Farm.
He engaged a little fishing boat for twenty-five livres, and set off at half-past eleven, convinced that he had not been followed; and that was true, he had not been followed; only a Jesuit brother, placed in the top of the steeple of his church, had not, since the morning, by the help of an excellent glass, lost sight of one of his steps.
When set off, they produce a loud noise and leave shreds of scarlet paper in their wake.
In a statement, the LCCI President Almas Hyder, Senior Vice President Khawaja Shahzad Nasir and Vice President Fahim-ur-Rehman Sehgal said that ex-federal finance minister amended that property income cannot be set off against losses of current/previous years which is unfair and needs immediate rectification.
TWO Cardiff mountain bikers have set off on the world's longest downhill cycle race, which starts 3,300m up a glacier in the French Alps.
Ubauro -- The hand of a minor girl was reportedly given in marriage to set off a family loan near here Monday.
A towboat that set off from a Cypriot port en route to Spain was stopped by Greek authorities off the island of Crete after a tip off that it was carrying explosives it was reported on Friday.