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HIGH. This word has various significations: 1. Principal or chief, as high constable, high sheriff. 2. Prominent, in a bad sense, as high treason. 3. Open, not confined, as high seas.

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And what most men believe now is that Macpherson did really gather from among the people of the Highlands many scraps of ancient poetry and tales, but that he added to them and put them together in such a way as to make them beautiful and touching.
In a lonely Highland village more than a hundred and fifty years ago there lived a little boy called James Macpherson.
He heard the Highland battle-cry and the clash of steel on steel, for fighting came near his home, and his own people joined the standard of the Pretender.
He had also gathered together some pieces of old Gaelic poetry which he had found among the Highland folk.
Macpherson was no longer a poor Highland laddie, but a man of world-wide fame.
These grave and weighty councils were alternated by huge feasts and revels, like some of the old feasts described in Highland castles.
Every moment, also, he took off his Highland bonnet, and performed a bow and scrape.
Westminster Communities, a diversified homebuilder in the Northeast with more than 50 years of experience in residential construction, was honored recently by the Long Island Builders Institute for two of its model homes in The Highlands communities on Long Island's North Shore.
Epidemic malaria is a term applied to describe Plasmodium falciparum transmission characteristics of the highlands of East Africa and the Horn of Africa.
Landmark legislation that will protect New Jersey's Highlands region--the source of water for more than 4 million residents--from over-development was signed into law this month by Gov.
99,465,000 Highlands County, FL Health Facilities Authority hospital revenue bonds, series 1998 (Adventist Health System/Sunbelt Obligated Group) 'A+'
Shopping for a new home is taking on a brand new meaning at The Highlands at Riverwoods, a scenic community of 148 maintenance-free Countryhomes in this Westchester County community.

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