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Below

In an inferior, subordinate, or lower place in regard to any entity.

A court below is a lower court through which a case has passed. A case is removed for review from the court below to the court above, or a higher court. The forum where a lawsuit is initially brought is called an inferior court, or the court below.

See: a savoir

BELOW. Lower in place, beneath, not so high as some other thing spoken of, of tacitly referred to.
     2. The court below is an inferior court, whose, proceedings may be examined on error by a superior court, which is called the court above.
     3. Bail below is that given to the sheriff in bailable actions, which is so called to distinguish it from bail to t-he action, which is called bail above. See Above; Bail above; Bail below.

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It tells all about him, to a dot -- paints him like a picture, and tells the plantation he's frum, below NewrLEANS.
At that another fellow, probably him who had remained below to search the captain's body, came to the door of the inn.
Sometimes we received wine and victuals from below, which were drawn up by pulleys.
Far below me lay the brilliantly lighted streets, the hard pavements, and death.
Also, when I have a mind to visit the depths of the ocean five or six mlles below the surface, I make use of slower but not less infallible means.
Below me was the great pit, with the crows struggling for its refuse.
After an hour's painful progress, we reached the verge of another fall, still loftier than the preceding and flanked both above and below with the same steep masses of rock, presenting, however, here and there narrow irregular ledges, supporting a shallow soil, on which grew a variety of bushes and trees, whose bright verdure contrasted beautifully with the foamy waters that flowed between them.
Then I released my hold upon him and in an instant he was swallowed by the black shadows far below.
1851, with Overweg, to visit the kingdom of Adamaoua, to the south of the lake, and from there he pushed on as far as the town of Yola, a little below nine degrees north latitude.
Below, far below, was a torn floor of sunlit cloud slashed by enormous rents through which he saw the sea.
Down below, the little town could be seen with its white, red-roofed houses, its cathedral, and its bridge, on both sides of which streamed jostling masses of Russian troops.
A few feet below him was the flat roof of the adjoining building and as he dropped to it his back was toward the niche from which an embrasure looked out upon the gardens and the forest beyond, so that he did not see the figure crouching there in the dark shadow.