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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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I was relieved when she shook me by the hand, with her well remembered painful grip.
Well, I'll explain if you'd like to make certain it's all straight.
Well, now, to continue our supposititious case, the couple--not necessarily a guilty couple--realize after the murderer is gone that they have placed themselves in a position in which it may be difficult for them to prove that they did not themselves either do the deed or connive at it.
Well, on the third day of my visit, that was how the world of Eight Hundred and Two Thousand Seven Hundred and One presented itself to me!
It is perhaps well to tell a little something about this obscure document, which, in the main, is of interest to the historian only.
I hoped you would have him all the evening, as well as all dinner-time.
It seemed as if I might next cast my line upward into the air, as well as downward into this element, which was scarcely more dense.
Suppose," said Ojo, "you wait here and let me do the climbing, for it's on my account we're searching for the dark well.
It seems to me, Barry, that your horse does not look so well as he did when you first had him; has he been well?
To everything cleanly am I well disposed; but I hate to see the grinning mouths and the thirst of the unclean.
These occasions seem to go off tolerably well without me, Pussy.
While the stars that oversprinkle All the heavens, seem to twinkle With a crystalline delight; Keeping time, time, time, In a sort of Runic rhyme, To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells From the bells, bells, bells, bells, Bells, bells, bells - From the jingling and the tinkling of the bells.