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Requested but not yet delivered, as in Our new sofa is on order . This term is always used for goods of some kind, the noun order having been used in the sense of “a commission for goods” since the early 1800s.

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You havent much excuse to bear me any ill will, seein as it was your own hand which shot the move-on order into me.

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axolotl

[ak-suh-lot-l ]

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