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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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  • “ ‘Is purely nominal.’  (not reviewed by editor)

  • “ ‘What do you call purely nominal?’  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I took the paper from him and read as follows: “TO THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE: On account of the bequest of the late Ezekiah Hopkins, of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., there is now another vacancy open which entitles a member of the League to a salary of £4 a week for purely nominal services.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a nominal fee
as in: he`s nominally in charge
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