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bill of lading


Port security know what the bill of lading says, but they don’t know if it’s accurate.
  a receipt given by the carrier to the shipper acknowledging receipt of the goods being shipped and specifying the terms of delivery
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  • Port security know what the bill of lading says, but they don’t know if it’s accurate.
  • The mover said there was no large-screen television, but the bill of lading itemized it.
  • There was a pile of bills of lading waiting on my desk, and I had to go through them all.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • I gave the custom-house officers a copy of our bill of lading; and as to the other papers, they sent a man off with the pilot, to whom I gave them.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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  • Newspapers and old invoices and bills of lading and Christ knows what else.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • His bills of lading were rhymed no matter how he tried to avoid it, and routine business letters had a lyrical spirit that diminished their authority.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • What others had lain in state in that hallway had been carried there on a gate or wrapped in a wagonsheet or delivered crated up in a raw pineboard box with a teamster standing at the door with a bill of lading.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • …thirty years and told him now his conscience had bothered him somewhat at first but that he had argued calmly and logically with his conscience until it was settled, just as he must have argued with his conscience about his and Mr Coldfield’s bill of lading (only probably not as long here, since time here would be pressing) until that was settled; —how he granted that by certain lights there was injustice in what he did but that he had obviated that as much as lay in his power by being…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • The bill of lading is saying forty-three jars.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • The Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863 had all the moral grandeur of a bill of lading.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth

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  • Think what it must be for a dying man, trapped behind hundreds of walls all sizzling with heat, while the whole population, sitting in cafés or hanging on the telephone, is discussing shipments, bills of lading, discounts!
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • "I’ve got a bill of lading," said Hooch, "so let’s have no privateering by your boys.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • He had found some odd things tucked in among the invoices, bills of lading, receipts.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • It was something about a bill of lading, some way he persuaded Mr Coldfield to use his credit: one of those things that when they work you were smart and when they don’t you change your name and move to Texas: and Father said how Mr Cold-field must have sat back there in his little store and watched his wagonload of stock double maybe every ten years or at least not lose any ground and seen the chance to do that very same thing all the time, only his conscience (not his courage: Father…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
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Associated words [difficulty]:   bill of lading [8] , purchase order [9]
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