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  1. A man who is blinded, or crippled, or otherwise disabled in early life, is a proper object of charity, but there would be plenty of benevolent institutions to provide for such exceptional cases, if those who are more fortunate would provide properly for themselves. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
  2. Usually they act as benefit or friendly societies, that is to say, if a member of a trades- union pays his subscription of say one shilling weekly, together with an entrance- fee and other small payments, he has a right, after a little time, to receive say twelve shillings a week in case of illness; he gets back the value of his tools if they should happen to be burnt or lost; when thrown out of work he will enjoy say ten shillings a week for a certain length of time; if he is so unfortunate as to be disabled by accident, he receives a good sum of money as an accident benefit; and when he dies he is buried at the expense of the union. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
  3. On perceiving this the admiral threw out a signal for us and three other ships to chase; and, disabled as the French line- of- battle ship was, we made sure of capturing her. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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