He was cheered to read in BOOK NEWS, in a paragraph on the payment of magazine writers, not that Rudyard Kipling received a dollar per word, but that the minimum
rate paid by first-class magazines was two cents a word.
commonly supposed to have been established by William of Wykeham at Winchester, and imported to Rugby by Arnold more for the sake of the lines which were learnt by heart with it than for its own intrinsic value, as I've always understood), that it is a short exercise in Greek or Latin verse, on a given subject, the minimum number of lines being fixed for each form.
He then proceeded to patch his tags together with the help of his Gradus, producing an incongruous and feeble result of eight elegiac lines, the minimum quantity for his form, and finishing up with two highly moral lines extra, making ten in all, which he cribbed entire from one of his books, beginning "O genus humanum," and which he himself must have used a dozen times before, whenever an unfortunate or wicked hero, of whatever nation or language under the sun, was the subject.
This was all he cared for--to produce eight lines with no false quantities or concords: whether the words were apt, or what the sense was, mattered nothing; and as the article was all new, not a line beyond the minimum did the followers of the dogged method ever produce.
He wore a flannel collar of unfamiliar shape, and his clothes, although they were neat enough, were of a pattern and cut obviously designed to afford the maximum of ease and comfort with the minimum
regard to appearance.
But the adverse chances had been weeded out and weeded out to the irreducible minimum
In point of fact our plans were so craftily laid (by Raffles) that the chances of a hitch were invariably reduced to a minimum
before we went to work.
NTSP's minimum payment form explains to the participating physicians that NTSP queries its affiliates and membership to establish contract minimums.
For example, NTSP regularly informed payers that its physicians had established minimum fees for payer contracts, identified the fee minimums, and stated that NTSP would not enter into or forward any of its physician's payer offers that were below the minimums.
It has been raised 19 times since, over the objections of opponents who say that higher minimums
hurt job creation, especially for the young and unskilled.
But supporters of the harsher sentences believe that mandatory minimums
help iron out differences in the justice system.
Today the Dow Jones Average is now about six times what it was in the 1970s when the low minimums
were originally established.