IOU

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n IOU an informal debt instrument; representing `I owe you'
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Usage

In literature:

Du Tillet thus held Raoul by the halter of an IOU.
"A Daughter of Eve" by Honore de Balzac
What am I to do with your IOU's, you cunning, unscrupulous rogue?
"Title: The Idiot" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
And so the people of my part, struck by the resemblance, call this mushroom lou rousset d'iou, or, in other words, yolk of egg.
"The Life of the Fly" by J. Henri Fabre
This way he had more to eat or to sell for IOU's to collect later.
"The Biography of a Rabbit" by Roy Benson
The evening previous he had lost a thousand dollars, for which he had given his IOU.
"Jack's Ward" by Horatio Alger, Jr.
Added to this, he had gambled with some racetrack men during the summer, and one of those fellows now held his IOU for forty dollars.
"The Mystery at Putnam Hall" by Arthur M. Winfield
We must lend him money, and take his IOU's.
"Frank Merriwell's Chums" by Burt L. Standish
However, you shall have my IOU.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
Go to the theatres and places of public amusement, and, instead of change, you receive an IOU from the treasury.
"Diary in America, Series One" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Ridiculous ... All laugh ... {n}o{n}e {s}e{r}iou{s}.
"Assimilative Memory" by Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
He's got IOU's all over town.
"The Risk Profession" by Donald Edwin Westlake
In this case there is also an IOU of King Charles II.
"St. John's College, Cambridge" by Robert Forsyth Scott
I'll give you my IOU.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
Will you really take my IOU for this?
"Aliens" by William McFee
He handed the bundle of IOU's to his solicitor.
"The New Gulliver and Other Stories" by Barry Pain
This was given, Glyddyr managing to win twenty pounds, and receiving back his IOU and a ten-pound note.
"King of the Castle" by George Manville Fenn
Iou., or the like, and Il or El.
"Ancient Faiths And Modern A Dissertation upon Worships, Legends and Divinities" by Thomas Inman
It was he began the IOU's.
"The Crime and the Criminal" by Richard Marsh
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In news:

The red, white and blue containers spell "IOU" on one side and "USA" on the other.
Police say a southwestern Pennsylvania man quit his pharmacy job, but not before stealing $697 and then leaving his boss a note on the cash register, complete with an IOU .
David Fincher to Produce Thriller ' IOU ,' 'Mean Creek's' Jacob Aaron Estes Directing (Exclusive).
Theft suspect at Wendy's leaves IOU , cops say.
Authorities say a 47-year-old Cedar Rapids woman said in an IOU note that she would pay back the more than $1,200 she stole from her employer.
Yolo County Clerk Issues Marriage IOU 's To Same-Sex Couples.
Sex-site IPO to pay Seattle man's IOU .
The budget battle between Democrats and Republicans won't be resolved tonight, but there's a possible stop-gap to avoid the need for IOU 's.
If California runs out of money at midnight tonight, State Controller John Chiang says he'll have to pay the state's bills with IOU 's starting on Thursday.
Police say a southwestern Pennsylvania man quit his pharmacy job, but not before stealing $697 and then leaving his boss a note on the cash register, complete with an IOU.
Theft suspect at Wendy's leaves IOU, cops say.
Sex-site IPO to pay Seattle man's IOU.
Seeking class-action status, Nancy Baird, the owner of an EmbroidMe ( asi/384000 ) shop in Paso Robles, CA, has brought a lawsuit against state officials after she was recently paid with an IOU.
The budget battle between Democrats and Republicans won't be resolved tonight, but there's a possible stop-gap to avoid the need for IOU's.
Texas lawmakers have tall orders waiting when they return to Austin next year, starting with a multibillion-dollar Medicaid IOU and the expectation from educators to restore the $5 billion slashed from schools last year.
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In science:

An investigation of the same issue in PSR B1133+16 using simultaneously observed single pulses at 1.41 GHz and 4.85 GHz, demonstrated that the V - OPM association can be seen at both these frequencies, it is however stronger at the lowest of the two (Karasterg iou et al. 2003).
Radio Pulsars
Absolute circular polar isation We define the quantity |V | in the single pulses as the absolute value of V in every phase bin of every individual pulse (Karasterg iou et al. 2001).
Radio Pulsars
Full details of the data analysis and the statistics of |V | are outlined in Karasterg iou et al. (2004).
Radio Pulsars
The orthogonal modes have been shown to be associated to a particular handedness of circular polar isation (Cordes et al. 1978 Stinebr ing et al. 1984 a, b), however it has been shown recently that this association becomes weaker at higher frequencies for PSR B1133+16 (Karasterg iou et al. 2003).
Radio Pulsars
X n might be called an integrated Ornstein-Uhlenbeck (IOU) Gaussian.
Stationary Transformation of Integrated Brownian Motion
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