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The playing field's serfs were exposed to the elements.
That’s why single serves are so useful—it’s built-in portion control.
Van Harpen sees too much uniformity of style, not enough skill at net or use of spin, and too many weak serves and predictable patterns.
Until emancipation in 1861, the most conspicuous property-holders had depended on the czar to hold their serfs captive, so history associated property rights with oppression rather than, as in the West, with stalwart independence of government.
Molina Healthcare, which covers 21,400 people in San Diego County, notified the public of large insurance premium increases for 2018 in most of the markets its serves.
Joe ain't nobody's serf in nobody's fiefdom, by Jesus, and you ladies will have to take his word on that.
While all five commissioners must be approved by the Senate, the president alone decides which of the five serves as chair.
London The giants of tennis bring 140 mile-per-hour serves and wingspans that, with rackets in hand, stretch across more than a one-third of the tennis court.
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