put down

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"That's right," said the Pugilist, "that is right, my good friend; if pugilism had been put down yesterday, I wouldn't have this kind of Nose to-day.
Here 'my husband' put down the candle he carried, and with a sidelong look at his guest stooping over his knapsack, gruffly gave him the instruction,
'whether his friends will rally round him.' The legal gentleman, in the interests of his client cannot allow much time for this purpose, as the lady rather thinks she knows somebody prepared to put down six thousand pounds; but he says he will give Veneering four hours.
Besides now, what customs has he put down? There was the good old custom of taking the linchpins out of the farmers' and bagmen's gigs at the fairs, and a cowardly, blackguard custom it was.
Not having a veil to put down over my own face, I stooped and picked up the newspaper.
I put down the mouthful that hesitated upon my lips, and listened.
"So you are not afraid to play with me?" repeated Dolokhov, and as if about to tell a good story he put down the cards, leaned back in his chair, and began deliberately with a smile:
The old chronicles did not weave their history into stories, they simply put down a date and something that happened on that date.
A HORSE had to be put down after a serious crash with a lorry on the A470 in Merthyr Tydfil.
But the 37-year-old is furious that the dog's owner and fellow campaigners have written to the Queen in an effort to overturn a court ruling to have the animal put down.
A horse had to be put down by vets after it was found in a poor condition in Black Country woodland.