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canvassing

the attempt made, off trade premises, to get another person to enter into a regulated consumer credit agreement. Canvassing for debtor-creditor agreements off trade premises is an offence.
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That canvas wanted more putting up than I think any of us had bargained for.
For what is the array of the strongest ropes, the tallest spars and the stoutest canvas against the mighty breath of the infinite, but thistle stalks, cobwebs and gossamer?
It rolled over and over, the water gurgling out upon the canvas till the referee, with a quick flirt of his toe, sent the bottle rolling through the ropes.
He concluded by reinforcing the canvas with additional guys of odd pieces of rope and bailing-wire.
Fentolin could not possibly observe him, he never removed his gaze from the canvas.
To and fro, up and down, north, south, east, and west, the HISPANIOLA sailed by swoops and dashes, and at each repetition ended as she had begun, with idly flapping canvas.
Beneath its purple pall, the face painted on the canvas could grow bestial, sodden, and unclean.
Surgeon Surville, entering from the kitchen, drew aside the canvas screen, and approached the little round table at which his superior officer was sitting.
Yet, instead of affixing his signature to an official order, there sat the Lieutenant-Governor, so carefully scrutinizing the black waste of canvas that his demeanor attracted the notice of two young persons who attended him.
She took up her little canvas and silently passed it to him.
The other side discloses a broad doorway (closed by a canvas screen), which serves as a means of communication with an inner apartment, devoted to the superior officers.
It was afterward discovered that he had crept in under the canvas without paying.