Every once in a while, the authorities make a sweep of the cities, collecting the dishes and fining their owners.
Occasionally the authorities make sweeps of certain neighborhoods, collecting the dishes and fining their owners.
“Go back to Seattle,” Wood said, after fining Shayegan $730 and issuing a 360-day suspended jail sentence.
Count that charge, and how often I have kept you from fining for sheriff, and thou art in my debt.
I tell Margaret she ought to fine him, and keep on fining, but she won't do it.
There are many cases, however, even of first offenders, in which fining is quite useless.
The materials used in fining are isinglass, white of egg or gelatine.
Notwithstanding this preamble, the law provided for fining State officials who might take part in fugitive slave cases.
The chief business appears to have been fining the members of the court 1s.
One characteristic device was the power given the magistrate of fining for offences against order.
mid-13c., "unblemished, refined, pure; of superior quality," from Old French fin "perfected, of highest quality" (12c.), from Latin finis "end, limit" (see finish); hence "acme, peak, height," as in finis boni "the highest good."
In French, the main meaning remains "delicate, intricately skillful;" in English since mid-15c. fine is also a general expression of admiration or approval, the equivalent of French beau (cf. fine arts, 1767, translating French beaux-arts). Finer; finest. Fine print is from 1861 as "type small and close-set;" by 1934 as "qualifications and limitations of a deal."
c.1200, "termination," from Old French fin "end, limit, boundary; death; fee, payment, finance, money" (10c.), from Medieval Latin finis "a payment in settlement, fine or tax," from Latin finis "end" (see finish).
Modern meaning is via sense of "sum of money paid for exemption from punishment or to compensate for injury" (mid-14c., from the same sense in Anglo-French, late 13c.) and from phrases such as to make fine "make one's peace, settle a matter" (c.1300). Meaning "sum of money imposed as penalty for some offense" is first recorded 1520s.
late 13c., "pay as a ransom or penalty," from fine (n.). Inverted meaning "to punish by a fine" is from 1550s. Related: Fined; fining.