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proprietary: used to denote a private limited company
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  • Once more the locomotive came, this time with an 'empty' to be filled.

    Atlantic Narratives Mary Antin
  • Behind him was Tub Rawlings singing, 'Empty's the cradle, baby's gone.'

  • And you believe in the adage that 'empty vessels make the most sound,' I take it?

  • At length a small boy appeared who informed me that the kraal was 'empty as a gourd.'

  • The steward placed the bar across, with the black side outwards, signifying 'empty,' and turned the key.

    Desperate Remedies Thomas Hardy
  • I felt, as Schiller says, that 'empty occupation cannot fill the soul's void; there is a deeper happiness, there are other joys!'

  • H'it's a nice state of affairs, when a man comes 'ome from a 'ard day's work to a h'empty table.

    Golden Stories Various

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