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less (than)
to accept less
is less serious than at first believed
less favourable
less satisfactory

more or less
too large (must do with less, say)

could not be built for less
cannot buy at less
for less than
below or less than

more or less damaged
less hopeful
less inclined
 

derivation ex China Inland Mission Private Telegraph Code, Second Edition (Shanghai, 1913)
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4 January 2012
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