Said boy was taken up by Thomas Walton, and says _he was free_, and that his parents live near Shawneetown, Illinois, and that he was _taken_ from that place in July 1836; says his father's name is William, and his mother's Sally Brown, and that they moved from Fredericksburg,
But, sir, the very moment we had taken up arms in their defense, it was discovered that all these were mere fictions of the brain; and that the whole number in the State of Massachusetts was but eleven; and that even these had been taken by mistake.
"You've taken a mouthful out of my flask; not _taken_ it, certainly, but it went over your tongue all the same.
Nocturne – a term taken over by Chopin from the Irish composer John Field, but frequently employed by painters, too, particularly Whistler – is written in the relaxed, ambulatory tone of an 18th-century rambler's tale.
Harmartolos was a term taken from archery, meaning to miss the target: in this context it simply means someone who does not adhere to the Jewish law or ritual observances—either because he or she has failed to keep the prescribed practices, or because he or she is not Jewish at all14.