If they were unsecured for a few days anyone could have pinched them.
The slope dropped at a precarious angle, impossible to maneuver unsecured, only a few degrees from the perpendicular.
In 58 B.C. Rome, which had made large unsecured loans to Ptolemy Auletes, sent M.
That step, enabling the directors of the Bank of England to issue notes unsecured by bullion, had the effect of gradually restoring confidence.
The glebes and hospital lands were a fresh power in the hands of the crown, and the subservient Lutheran clergy became the most powerful class in the island, while the system of under-leasing at rackrent and short lease with unsecured tenant right extended over at least a quarter of the better land.