The group homes were harder because there were a lot of kids living there and the kids were meaner than the adults.
Eï¿½ Mari containing little more than one great residence, and dominating lower towns of meaner houses, point to monarchy at all periods.
The old town lies low, and it is traversed by a great number of narrow canals or " fleets " (Fleeten) - for the same word which has left its trace in London nomenclature is used in the Low German city - which add considerably to the picturesqueness of the meaner quarters, and serve as convenient channels for the transport of goods.
It was his taste to preserve the skulls of the enemies he had killed - those of the meaner men to be used as flower-pots, while those of the princes were kept in special chests.
The meaner the suppliant was the more affably he would speak to him and the more speedily he would despatch his case.