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PUBERTY, civil law. The age in boys after fourteen years until full age, and in girls after twelve years until full age. Ayl. Pand. 63; Hall's Pract. 14; Toull. Dr. Civ. Fr. tom. 6, p. 100; Inst. 1, 22; Dig. 1, 7, 40, 1; Code, 5, 60, 3.

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His voice cracking, he added: "I know I shouldn't have but I was scared.
Holding a tissue up to his face and his voice cracking with emotion, he told jurors: "I wanted to get to them but I couldn't.
I don't know what's going on, the biggest thing I had to worry about this morning was a leak in my bathroom," he shrugged, voice cracking as the enormity of events slowly started dawning on him.
His voice cracking with emotion, he said: "No one is going to take my kids away from me.
After a lengthy pause, Lewis said in a voice cracking with emotion: "When you are in drink you say you wouldn't do it really but after what I did to Hayley.
His voice cracking, he explained that he had first met Reid around 30 years ago when they were both working as comedians.
Miss Adams was among those who spoke during the 40 minute service, her voice cracking with emotion as she described how she would always remember Katherine.
Two more,'' yells Rasmussen, his voice cracking from shouting instructions.
His voice cracking with emotion, he said he and his partner Julie Costello, aged 27, were overwhelmed when they discovered they had won the roll-over jackpot.
Pendleton, her voice cracking as she unsuccessfully fought back tears, insisted she was more than happy to be leaving her last Olympics with a silver to add to the gold she had already won in the keirin.
Warwick Avenue ran a close second, her voice cracking with what you suspect was genuine emotion.
With her voice cracking, an emotionally distraught mother begged witnesses Thursday to come forward and identify the hit-and-run motorist police say ran a stop sign near downtown Los Angeles and killed her son.

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