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set

v. to schedule, as to "set a case for trial."

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SET, contracts. Foreign bills of exchange are generally drawn in parts; as, "pay this my first bill of exchange, second and third of the same tenor and date not paid;" the whole of these parts, which make but one bill, are called a set. Chit. Bills, 175, 6, (edition of 1836); 2 Pardess. n. 342.

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"The authorities are stopping the boat from setting sail for various administrative reasons," Leostic said.
setting sail toward Gaza to offer aid to the besieged Palestinians."
Captain John Klusmer was arrested when the US boat Audacity of Hope - the flagship in a flotilla of pro-Palestinian activists -- attempted to leave Greek waters on Friday after Athens banned all Gaza-bound ships from setting sail.
Prosor wrote in a message to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Wednesday that he believes the flotilla will have severe and dangerous consequences, and that its main intention is provocation.He urges the international community to do 'everything in their ability' to prevent the flotilla from setting sail, and suggested that there are other ways to bring aid to the people of the Gaza Strip.
A CASINO manager is setting sail on a 60-mile yacht race in aid of Action Medical Research for Children.