Commons


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Commons

see HOUSE OF COMMONS.

COMMONS, Eng. law. Those subjects of the English nation who are not noblemen. They are represented in parliament in the house of commons.

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When a part has been developed in an extraordinary manner in any one species, compared with the other species of the same genus, we may conclude that this part has undergone an extraordinary amount of modification, since the period when the species branched off from the common progenitor of the genus.
Yes," he said presently, "I was the first to put stick or stone on Whortleberry Common yonder.
The only quadruped native to the island [6]; is a large wolf like fox (Canis antarcticus), which is common to both Eas and West Falkland.
On the other hand, things are said to be named 'univocally' which have both the name and the definition answering to the name in common.
Controversies and wars among the members themselves have been so common, that the German annals are crowded with the bloody pages which describe them.
But very early in the morning poor Ogilvy, who had seen the shooting star and who was persuaded that a meteorite lay somewhere on the common between Horsell, Ottershaw, and Woking, rose early with the idea of finding it.