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STAKESSosiaali- ja Terveysalan Tutkimus- ja Kehittämiskeskus (Finnish: National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health; Helsinki)
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I could only divine and distinguish that stakes were hazarded on numbers, on "odd" or "even," and on colours.
Tarzan of the Apes and Lieutenant Harold Percy SmithOldwick were bound securely to their respective stakes.
Come, Trent, what stake will you have me set up against that other tumblerful of brandy.
Vasili Andreevich did as he had said, and having gone about half a verst came to a tall oak stake which had a few dry leaves still dangling on it, and there he turned to the left.
For an instant Tantor, the elephant, paused with upraised trunk and tail, with great ears up-pricked, and then he swung on along the trail at a rapid, shuffling pace--straight toward the covered pit with its sharpened stakes upstanding in the ground.
When they'd finished with the lands and forests and mines, they turned back, gambling for any little stakes they'd overlooked, gambling for franchises and monopolies, using politics to protect their crooked deals and brace games.
It proved of excellent advantage to me now, that when I was a boy, I used to take great delight in standing at a basket-maker's, in the town where my father lived, to see them make their wicker-ware; and being, as boys usually are, very officious to help, and a great observer of the manner in which they worked those things, and sometimes lending a hand, I had by these means full knowledge of the methods of it, and I wanted nothing but the materials, when it came into my mind that the twigs of that tree from whence I cut my stakes that grew might possibly be as tough as the sallows, willows, and osiers in England, and I resolved to try.
Had they mastered your scalp, major, a knave should have fallen for every hair it held, as I promised; but if the young Sagamore is to be led to the stake, the Indians shall see also how a man without a cross can die.
They dragged him to the open space in the center of the village, where a high stake was set in the ground.
Quincey Morris was phlegmatic in the way of a man who accepts all things, and accepts them in the spirit of cool bravery, with hazard of all he has at stake.
In your place I would stake the furniture against the horse.
Five francs the stake had been, and you got seven times your stake.