clear accounts

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Peter could give no very clear account of his transactions with Cutter.
Here again, I find it impossible to give anything like a clear account of the state of my mind in the interval after Sergeant Cuff had left us.
Yes," answered Fisher, "he gave me a pretty clear account, after all.
As a Frenchman, too, he could give a clear account of things, and--still as a Frenchman--when his knowledge was at fault he could supply its lapses with the most convenient and ingenious hypotheses.
Inspector Martin and I had listened with the utmost interest to the full and clear account of how my friend had produced results which had led to so complete a command over our difficulties.
Pray compose yourself, sir," said Holmes, "and let me have a clear account of who you are and what it is that has befallen you.
Despite the title, which depending on personal tastes can be a plus or a minus for a commuter read, the book gives clear accounts of a wide range of research beyond sex: insect personalities, wasp facial recognition, fruit flies artificially bred for intelligence, slavemaking ants, hitchhiking blister beetles and much more.
People with clear accounts do not have to pay anything over Christmas, while those in arrears can reduce their debt.
Independent scholar Nasrallah provides an elegant translation for an enormous quantity of text, providing clear accounts of over 600 recipes.
The introduction to The Last Medieval Queens sets out the scope of the study, giving clear accounts of questions addressed, sources examined, scholarship to date, and the structure of the book.
23) Continuing conflicts can make it difficult to acquire clear accounts of how growers limited the demands made upon them by the colonial state.
The Tory plans also included minimising road works, no workplace parking taxes, promoting schemes to take heavy lorries and through traffic out of towns and villages and clear accounts to show how much is raised in transport taxes and where it is spent.