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Page 250 - The court-leet, or view of frankpledge,(x) which is a court of record, held once in the year, and not oftener,(^) within a particular hundred, lordship, or manor, before the steward of the leet: being the king's court, granted by charter to the lords of those hundreds or manors.
Page 136 - The person who writes or draws the bill is called the drawer. The person to whom it is addressed is called the drawee.
Page 156 - Bow, is the rounding part of a ship's side forward, beginning where the planks arch inwards, and terminating where they close at the stem or prow. On the bow, an arch of the horizon, not exceeding 45 degrees.
Page 153 - Alfred : who, to prevent the rapines and disorders which formerly prevailed in the realm, instituted tithings ; so called from the Saxon, because ten freeholders with their families composed one. These all dwelt together, and were sureties or free pledges to the king for the good behaviour of each other ; and if any offence was committed in their district, they were bound to have the offender forthcoming b.
Page 227 - A circle is a plane figure contained by one line, which is called the circumference, and is such, that all straight lines drawn from a certain point within the figure to the circumference are equal to one another.
Page 390 - The power or faculty of the mind, by which it conceives and forms ideas of things communicated to it by the organs of sense.
Page 36 - affray" is denned to be "the fighting of two or more persons in a public place to the terror of the people.
Page 4 - For I perceived that, if light was propagated in time, the apparent place of a fixed object would not be the same when the eye is at rest, as when it is moving in any other direction than that of the line passing through the eye and...