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superannuation
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
a monthly payment made to someone who is retired from work;
or: the property of being out of date and not current;
or: the act of discharging someone because of age (especially to cause someone to retire from service on a pension)
  • Still, he carried himself with martial erectness, had his clothes scrupulously brushed, and his trousers tightly strapped; and on the Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, when he came to Tom, he was always inspired with gin and old memories, which gave him an exceptionally spirited air, as of a superannuated charger who hears the drum.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- "The Young Idea" (51% in)
  • Tom took no notice of her, but took, instead, two or three hard peas out of his pocket, and shot them with his thumbnail against the window, vaguely at first, but presently with the distinct aim of hitting a superannuated blue-bottle which was exposing its imbecility in the spring sunshine, clearly against the views of Nature, who had provided Tom and the peas for the speedy destruction of this weak individual.
    1.9 -- Book 1 Chapter 9 -- To Garum Firs (16% in)
  • The opening of the red handkerchief had disclosed a superannuated "Keepsake" and six or seven numbers of a "Portrait Gallery," in royal octavo; and the emphatic request to look referred to a portrait of George the Fourth in all the majesty of his depressed cranium and voluminous neckcloth.
    4.3 -- Book 4 Chapter 3 -- A Voice from the Past (9% in)

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