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establishment fee

A charge levied by a lender to establish a loan. See front-end fee.

circulating library

circulating library   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

...library a library with books lent for a small fee to subscribers; the first circulating library was set up in Edinburgh in the early 18th century, and in the 18th and 19th centuries the system proved extremely popular, with the rise of such establishments as Mudie's Lending Library. The circulating library was particularly associated with a taste for popular...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

...with subsequent additions. It contains material from the 12th to the 16th centuries and includes such important documents as the Laws of Henry I , the Dialogue of the Excheque and the Carte Baronum (the returns of tenants in chief in 1166 certifying how many knights‘ fees they held and the services due to the king). Redbreasts or Robin redbreasts The old bow street runners . The nickname derived from the scarlet waistcoat introduced in 1805 as part of the armed horse patrol’s uniform. The colour scheme influenced the uniform of the early...

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