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contract
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
legal contract
Definition
an agreement - typically written and enforceable by law
  • I thought she was going to spit in it, which was the only reason anybody in Maycomb held out his hand: it was a time-honored method of sealing oral contracts.
    p. 28.7
contracts = agreements
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2  —1 use as in:
the metal contracted
Definition
when something gets shorter or smaller
  • Little Chuck's face contracted and he said gently, "You mean him, ma'am?"
    p. 34.4
contracted = pulled back
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