limb of the law

  • 1 Limb of the law — Limb Limb (l[i^]m), n. [OE. lim, AS. lim; akin to Icel. limr limb, lim branch of a tree, Sw. & Dan. lem limb; cf. also AS. li[eth], OHG. lid, gilid, G. glied, Goth. li[thorn]us. Cf. {Lith}, {Limber}.] 1. A part of a tree which extends from the… …

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  • 2 limb of the law —    a policeman    Alluding perhaps to the cliché, the long arm of the law.     Be t priest, or laird, or limb o law. (Nicholson, 1814)    Rarely shortened to limb. A limbo was a prison, from the place where unbaptized infants dwell along with… …

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  • 3 limb of the law — Lawyer, counsellor counsel, barrister, advocate, attorney, solicitor, attorney at law …

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  • 4 Limb — (l[i^]m), n. [OE. lim, AS. lim; akin to Icel. limr limb, lim branch of a tree, Sw. & Dan. lem limb; cf. also AS. li[eth], OHG. lid, gilid, G. glied, Goth. li[thorn]us. Cf. {Lith}, {Limber}.] 1. A part of a tree which extends from the trunk and… …

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  • 5 limb — limb1 [lim] n. [with unhistoric b < ME lim < OE, akin to ON limr, limb < IE base * (e)lei , to bend > EL(BOW)] 1. a part that extends from the trunk of a body, as an arm, leg, or wing 2. a large branch of a tree 3. any projecting part …

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  • 6 Limb darkening — refers to the diminishing of intensity in the image of a star as one moves from the center of the image to the edge or limb of the image. Limb darkening occurs as the result of two effects:* The density of the star diminishes as the distance from …

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  • 7 The L Word — Titre original The L Word Translittération Le mot L Autres titres francophones Elles ( Québec) Genre Série dramatique Créateur(s) …

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  • 8 The L World — The L Word The L Word Titre original The L Word Autres titres francophones Elles Genre Série dramatique Créateur(s) Ilene Chaiken Pays d’origine  Ét …

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  • 9 The L word — Titre original The L Word Autres titres francophones Elles Genre Série dramatique Créateur(s) Ilene Chaiken Pays d’origine  Ét …

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  • 10 The Bill (series 14) — The Bill Series 14 Country of origin United Kingdom No. of episodes 121 Broadcast Original channel ITV …

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  • 11 The Runaway Jury — infobox Book | name = The Runaway Jury image caption = author = John Grisham country = United States language = English genre = Legal thriller novel publisher = Doubleday Books release date = 1996 english release date = media type = Print… …

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  • 12 The birth of Buddha (Lalitavistara) — Lalitavistara is a biography of Gautama Buddha. On Borobudur s reliefs, the story starts from the glorious descent of the Buddha from the Tushita heaven, and ends with his first sermon in the Deer Park near Benares. [13] The relief shows the… …

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  • 13 The Oxford Movement (1833-1845) —     The Oxford Movement (1833 1845)     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Oxford Movement (1833 1845)     The Oxford Movement may be looked upon in two distinct lights. The conception which lay at its base, according to the Royal Commission on… …

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  • 14 The General series — The General (also known as the Raj Whitehall series, after the lead character) is a set of military science fiction books written by S.M. Stirling from an outline by David Drake. Clearly inspired by the Byzantine commander Belisarius, the series… …

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  • 15 The Way International — Founder(s) Victor Paul Wierwille Location New Knoxville, Ohio, U.S. Origins October 3, 1942 [1] Vesper Chimes radio program[2] Key peopl …

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  • 16 The Phantom — For other uses, see The Phantom (disambiguation). The Phantom Promotional art for DC Comics The Phantom #1 (May 1988), by Joe Orlando and Dave Gibbons Publication info …

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  • 17 The Guardian — For other uses, see The Guardian (disambiguation). The Guardian A Guardian front page from July 2011 Type Daily newspaper Format Berliner …

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  • 18 limb for a limb — A sentence of one convicted of mayhem, on the principle of retaliation, that he should lose the member of his own body corresponding to the member of which he had deprived the victim of the offense. By the ancient law of England a person… …

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  • 19 The House of the Spirits — infobox Book | name = The House of the Spirits title orig = La casa de los espíritus translator = Magda Bogin image caption = Cover of the 1993 Bantam 1st English paperback author = Isabel Allende cover artist = Neue Constantine Film country =… …

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  • 20 List of The Venture Bros. episodes — The Venture Bros. series has run four seasons.[1] The first three seasons consist of 13 thirty minute episodes (including time for commercials), plus the pilot and one 15 minute Christmas special. The fourth season consists of 15 thirty minute… …

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