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English citations of tractlet

Noun: "a pamphlet or brochure"[edit]

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  • 1866 — "Notices of Books", The Wesleyan Sunday-School Magazine and Educational Journal, January 1866:
    Breaches in the Family Fireside is a brief, but good and touching, tractlet; []
  • 1885The Methodist Year-Book (ed. W. H. De Puy), Philips & Hunt (1885), page 167:
    Read each tractlet over at least twice — the oftener the better.
  • 1900 — Charles Gross, The Sources and Literature of English History from the Earliest Times to About 1485, Longmans, Green, and Co. (1900), pages 312-313:
    To the reign of Edward I. belong also the untrustworthy Mirror of Justices, Hengham's two little treatises on procedure, the precedents of John of Oxford, some of the tracts in Maitland's Court Baron, and perhaps the tractlet called Fet Assavoir []
  • 1906 — John Ferguson, Bibliotheca Chemica, James Maclehose and Sons (1906), page 157:
    The author of 'Apelles,' in 1684, calls him J. C. O. throughout, until on the last page he states that while his tractlet was in the press he had got positive information that the author of 'Sol sine veste' was Johann Christian Orschall.
  • 1912 — Amy Wilson-Carmichael, Lotus Buds, Morgan and Scott Ld. (1912), page 239:
    We could write a tractlet on foods, and if we did we would call it "Don't," for the first sentence in it would be, "Don't change the food if you can help it."
  • 1916 — John Bigelow, World Peace: How War Cannot Be Abolished, How It May be Abolished, Mitchell Kennerley (1916), page 7:
    Spectators at The Birth of a Nation were handed, with their playbills, a tractlet entitled "The Play's Message of Peace," in which one read as follows.
  • 2012 — Daniel B. Schwartz, The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image, Princeton University Press (2012), ↑ISBN, page 15:
    It took all of four months for the first published reaction to appear — a tractlet by the philosopher Jakob Thomasius, best known as Leibniz's teacher — blasting the "author afraid of the light" for purporting to support greater liberty in philosophy alone when in fact he sought anarchy in religion as well.

Noun: "a small tract of land"[edit]

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  • 1859 — Samuel S. Cox, A Buckeye Abroad, or, Wanderings in Europe, and in the Orient, Follett, Foster and Company (1859), page 81:
    Prominent among the divisions of the tractlets are the twisted grape vines, trimmed closely, and just now tufted with verdure.
  • 1907 — Lionel Josaphare, The Man Who Wanted A Bungalow, W. B. Van Cott (1907), page 12:
    In a fenced-off tractlet was the cow family.
  • 1982Focus on the Region in Asia (eds. Otto Diederik van den Muijzenberg, Pieter H. Streefland, & Willem Wolters), Study Group on Tropical Asia (1982), page 79:
    In the subdistricts I studied it seemed that the division into these small agricultural tractlets - running along the administrative village boundaries, it is true - encompassed mostly 2 to 4 villages but was not linked in any way to possible common characteristics between particular villages.