personal effect

See: chattel
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They raged around Sid like a hail-storm; and before Aunt Polly could collect her surprised faculties and sally to the rescue, six or seven clods had taken personal effect, and Tom was over the fence and gone.
I have made every inquiry, but cannot trace any personal effects or letter.
The remaining wagons were loaded with such rude furniture and other personal effects, as might be supposed to belong to one, ready at any moment to change his abode, without reference to season or distance.
From its international beginnings, it was a play with a deeply personal effect.
Even our MBA-addled president has been moved to denounce practices he once employed to great personal effect in a previous incarnation as CEO and three-card monte champion at Harken Oil.
De palabra en palabra is the title of the exhibition catalogue, and indeed, word for word, world-pictures are created whenever someone explains the choice of some personal effect or recounts a memory--when a projectionist, for instance, rattles off his account of the film playing in the cinema and comments on the reactions of the audience.
The shipment was also declared personal effects, but was later discovered to be beauty products.
The two shipments containing the products were seized after the consignee, identified as James Malinao Halasan 'misdeclared the items as personal effects.
Hull City of Culture's latest success is an exhibition of its University's famous librarian and poet Philip Larkin - not his poems but his personal effects.
It was Major Lennon who had given them permission to marry, and two days later Grace wrote to him asking about her late husband's personal effects.

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