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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 meant you should attend to it, but I can do it better myself, and things here will get on very well with Brooke to manage them.
Worm--worm--earth-worm," said Bagheera, "as well as other things which I cannot now say for shame.
This reading of course should be translated "Ithaca is an island fit for breeding goats, and (by your leave) itself a horseman rather than fit for breeding horses--for not one of the islands is good and well meadowed ground.
Frances, you could read and study--two things you like so well.
They had issued from the well, which lay just within view to my right.
I cannot answer you without understanding you very well, and if I have understood you, you will take my first words in ill part.
For five - seven - eighteen - forty years it was in my mind that the Old Law was not well followed; being overlaid, as thou knowest, with devildom, charms, and idolatry.
But happily Lady Dalrymple always chooses to be farther off; and we were exceedingly well placed, that is, for hearing; I must not say for seeing, because I appear to have seen very little.
My sister hopes we shall have some skating as well as dancing.
Beebe, or of the fashionable world at Windy Corner, or of the narrow world at Tunbridge Wells, she could not determine.
Oh, ladies fair, be fair in mind and soul as well as face, so that brave knights may win glory in your service
The wells of the brass double-inkstand danced in their sockets.