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PET

abbreviation for POTENTIALLY EXEMPT TRANSFER.
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And they train them, and pet them, and learn them tricks, and they get to be as sociable as flies.
My pets, of course, were made to feel the change in my disposition.
Pluto - this was the cat's name - was my favorite pet and playmate.
I went so far as to regret the loss of the animal, and to look about me, among the vile haunts which I now habitually frequented, for another pet of the same species, and of somewhat similar appearance, with which to supply its place.
She was round and fresh and dimpled and spoilt, and there was in Pet an air of timidity and dependence which was the best weakness in the world, and gave her the only crowning charm a girl so pretty and pleasant could have been without.
Now, I ask you,' said Mr Meagles in the blandest confidence, falling back a step himself, and handing his daughter a step forward to illustrate his question: 'I ask you simply, as between man and man, you know, DID you ever hear of such damned nonsense as putting Pet in quarantine?
Now, Pet, my darling, you had better go along with Mother and get ready for the boat.
He spoke to a handsome girl with lustrous dark hair and eyes, and very neatly dressed, who replied with a half curtsey as she passed off in the train of Mrs Meagles and Pet.
So one day, five or six years ago now, when we took Pet to church at the Foundling--you have heard of the Foundling Hospital in London?
When all was in readiness the Story Girl brought her pet through the orchard where he had so often frisked and prowled.
The laughed at him, and called him coward, liar, sneak, and other sorts of pet names, and told him they meant to call Chambers by a new name after this, and make it common in the town--"Tom Driscoll's nigger pappy,"--to signify that he had had a second birth into this life, and that Chambers was the author of his new being.
The Wizard knew that if Dorothy's pet was found guilty and condemned to death the little girl would be made very unhappy; so, although he grieved over the piglet's sad fate as much as any of them, he resolved to save Eureka's life.