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TRIBUTE. A contribution which is sometimes raised by the sovereign from his subject, to sustain the expenses of the state. It is also a sum of money paid by one nation to another under some pretended right. Wolff, Sec. 1145.

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Masilo answered, saying that the number of their fighting-men was perhaps the half of a full regiment, that their cattle were many, for they were rich, that they paid no tribute, and that the name of the young man was Bulalio the Slaughterer--at the least, he was known by that name, and he had heard no other.
Then the tribute the mob paid him was a sorry tribute indeed, for that same mob had wallowed "Ephemera" into the mire.
He never wrote to them--that may have been selfish, but it was a part of the flattery of his trust of me; for the way in which a man pays his highest tribute to a woman is apt to be but by the more festal celebration of one of the sacred laws of his comfort; and I held that I carried out the spirit of the pledge given not to appeal to him when I let my charges understand that their own letters were but charming literary exercises.
When they had paid their tribute of politeness by curtsying to the lady of the house, they were permitted to mingle in the crowd, and take their share of the heat and inconvenience, to which their arrival must necessarily add.
If any town should engage in rebellion or mutiny, fall into violent factions, or refuse to pay the usual tribute, the king has two methods of reducing them to obedience.
Over six nights in June, July and August, the concert series will bring in regional acts that pay tribute to some of the biggest names in rock 'n' roll history.
The crowd gets to hear a tribute band good enough to include musicians that back Billy Joel.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Dec 19 (ANI-NewsVoir): The evening came alive with mesmerizing Platinum - The Live ABBA Tribute show that enthralled the audience at Horizon Plaza inDLF5.
The Fleetwood Mac tribute band, Fleetwood Bac, is no stranger to the island as they rocked us just this June.
The festival for tribute bands has enjoyed great success over the past few years, and organisers are now expecting more than 5,000 visitors to attend the fourth GlastonBARRY, which will be held at Romilly Park, Barry, on July 30 and 31.
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In keeping with its trend of launching limited edition coffees each year, Nespresso is launching ristrettos Tribute to Milano and Tribute to Palermo, showcasing the diversity and richness of Italian coffee culture, Blue Salon announced.