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well

the open space in the centre of a law court.

WELL. A hole dug in the earth in order to obtain water.
     2. The owner of the estate has a right to dig in his own ground, at such a distance as is permitted by law, from his neighbor's land; he is not restricted as to the size or depth, and is not liable to any action for rendering the well of his neighbor useless by so doing. Lois des Bat. part. 1, c. 3, sect. 2, art. 2, Sec. 2.

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Yet it was a hard time for sensitive, high-spirited Jo, who meant so well and had apparently done so ill.
And now good Reynold Greenleaf," said the cook, "we may as well settle this brave fight we have in hand.
Here, I know, I am of none, and yet I love the place so well.
how I have trembled at my uncle's opening his lips if horses were talked of), and then think of the kind pains you took to reason and persuade me out of my fears, and convince me that I should like it after a little while, and feel how right you proved to be, I am inclined to hope you may always prophesy as well.
Then, when the last shaft had sped, a great roar went up; and the shooting, I wot, was well worthy of the sound.
Yea," said the Queen, smiling, "the Bishop hath told the truth; and truly he should know them well, for he and two of his friars spent three days in merry sport with Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest.
The path I have chosen is to work well in my own profession.
would not have recognized it, but it did very well for a beginner, and Polly understood that night wherein the fascination of it lay, for she felt as if she had found a new gift all of a sudden, and was learning how to use it, knowing that it was dangerous, yet finding its chief charm in that very fact.
I think you had better, for if I have got to keep accounts I may as well begin in the right way.
But when a man is well, my dear Polemarchus, there is no need of a physician?
Alice thought it would never do to have an argument at the very beginning of their conversation, so she smiled and said, 'If your Majesty will only tell me the right way to begin, I'll do it as well as I can.
Moreover he was honoured with the distinction of being considered a chief among the insurgents, and received from the magistrate's lips the complimentary assurance that he was in a position of imminent danger, and would do well to prepare himself for the worst.