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purse

1. A small bag or pouch, the opening of which is made to draw together closely, used to carry money in; by extension, any receptacle for money carried on the person; a wallet; a pocketbook; a portemonnaie. who steals my purse steals trash. (Shak)

2. Hence, a treasury; finances; as, the public purse.

3. A sum of money offered as a prize, or collected as a present; as, to win the purse; to make up a purse.

4. A specific sum of money; as: In turkey, the sum of 500 piasters.

In persia, the sum of 50 tomans. Light purse, or empty purse, poverty or want of resources. Long purse, or heavy purse, wealth; riches. Purse crab See pocket gopher, under Pocket. Sword and purse, the military power and financial resources of a nation.

Origin: OE. Purs, pors, OF. Burse, borse, bourse, F. Bourse, LL. Bursa, fr. Gr. Hide, skin, leather. Cf. Bourse, Bursch, Bursar, Buskin.


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Re: Sound and how the brain reacts to it

... other sounds like some people's voices, people opening up bags of chips lol I feel like such a weirdo. The sound of someone going through their purse can also put me to sleep! I cant explain the feeling, its almost euphoric. I'm so glad not alone in this ;)

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by Ngentile86
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:26 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sound and how the brain reacts to it
Replies: 88
Views: 117523

genetic diseases of dogs

... you create will lead to defects along the way. Dog breeders, pet makers discard the the defect dogs all the time. The very idea of creating those purse size pet dogs is itself the accumulation of generations of mutations. So to the op if you want to breed pet dogs, as in docile, slow, cuddly ones, ...

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by david23
Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:35 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: genetic diseases of dogs
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Views: 4134

Re: Sound and how the brain reacts to it

... another person complete a task, often in a diligent, attentive manner - examples would be filling out a form, writing a check, going through a purse or bag, inspecting an item closely, etc. Close, personal attention from another person Haircuts, or other touch from another on head or back There ...

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by shenman
Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:04 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sound and how the brain reacts to it
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Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

... here to some of the cases....does everyone here use a laptop at bedtime...on your lap or stomach? Or keep a cell phone close to your hip?..in a purse? Is it always on?

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by blewvelvet
Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:04 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
Replies: 451
Views: 2545101

Pretty good article mith....

... the allergic guest their dish and watch in panic as they begin to choke. They aren't able to breathe and can't locate the epi pen in their pocket/purse. Congrats! You've just killed your guest. How did you do it? The broccoli and rice that you thought was fine because they aren't shellfish was ...

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by ladykat324
Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:50 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
Replies: 451
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