Any distinctive identifying uniform worn by a group, such as the uniform worn by chauffeurs and male servants.
Mr. Pratt's Patients
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* J. M. Bennett
The paint scheme of a vehicle or fleet of vehicles.
- By wearing livery , the brewers publicly expressed guild association and solidarity.
(US) A taxicab or limousine.
(legal) The delivery of property from one owner to the next.
(legal) The writ by which property is obtained.
(historical) The rental of horses or carriages; the rental of canoes; the care and/or boarding of horses for money.
(historical) A stable that keeps horses or carriages for rental.
An allowance of food; a ration, as given out to a family, to servants, to horses, etc.
- Pegasus does not stand at livery even at the largest establishment in Moorfields.
Release from wardship; deliverance.
- The emperor's officers every night went through the town from house to house whereat any English gentleman did repast or lodge, and served their liveries for all night: first, the officers brought into the house a cast of fine manchet [white bread], and of silver two great post, and white wine, and sugar.
A low grade of wool.
- It concerned them first to sue out their livery from the unjust wardship of his encroaching prerogative.
* livery stable
(archaic) To clothe.
- He liveried his servants in the most modest of clothing.
The act of conveying something.
- The delivery was completed by four.
The item which has been conveyed.
- delivery of a nuclear missile to its target
The act of giving birth
- Your delivery is on the table.
(baseball) A pitching motion.
- The delivery was painful.
(baseball) A thrown pitch.
- ''His delivery has a catch in it.
The manner of speaking.
- ''Here is the delivery ; ... strike three!
* 1919 ,
- The actor's delivery was flawless.
- I shall not tell what Dr. Coutras related to me in his words, but in my own, for I cannot hope to give at second hand any impression of his vivacious delivery .
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, author=Nathan Rabin
, title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Mr. Plow” (season 4, episode 9; originally aired 11/19/1992)
, passage=Half of the comedy in West’s self-deprecating appearance on “Mr. Plow” comes from the veteran actor’s purring, self-satisfied delivery
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(medicine) administration of a drug
(cricket) A ball .
(curling) The process of throwing a stone.
- Drug delivery system .
* delivery room
* special delivery