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By a Law of Nature with us, there is a constant attraction to the South; and, although in temperate climates this is very slight -- so that even a Woman in reasonable health can journey several furlongs northward without much difficulty -- yet the hampering effect of the southward attraction is quite sufficient to serve as a compass in most parts of our earth.
It has been a custom with princes, in order to hold their states more securely, to build fortresses that may serve as a bridle and bit to those who might design to work against them, and as a place of refuge from a first attack.
Of the first, the two Consuls of Rome may serve as an example; of the last, we shall find examples in the constitutions of several of the States.
Now the Sheriff did not yet know what a force Robin had about him in Sherwood, but thought that he might serve a warrant for his arrest as he could upon any other man that had broken the laws; therefore he offered fourscore golden angels to anyone who would serve this warrant.
I must say, I like to serve a decayed gentleman better than a blarnerying beggar.
We note that should a Kistefos nominee be elected to Trico's Board, he would be ineligible to serve as an acting Chairman of the Board, by whatever title, in the absence or disability of Trico's Chairman without violating 46 U.
Students contemplating a career in teaching serve as tutors and instructional aides in urban classrooms (Hamm et al, 1998).
He has a diverse tapestry of experience that will serve as a valuable resource.
He first served as Chapter Commander from 1990-91 and went on to serve as Commander four times.
You can double or triple the sauce recipes that follow and serve as dips with chips or vegetables, or with meat fondue.
They serve as support groups and provide occupational information as well as job leads.