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n. slang for a criminal defendant's previous record of criminal charges, convictions, or other judicial disposal of criminal cases (such as probation, dismissal or acquittal). Only previous felony convictions can be introduced into evidence. However, the record of "priors" can have an impact on sentencing, as with prior drunk driving convictions requiring mandatory jail sentences, and "three strikes, you're out," providing for extended sentences for the third felony conviction.

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Where portions of the meadow had sunk, and where other portions had been broken up like an ice-floe, the cavernous openings of the one, and the ragged upturned edges exposed by the other, were hung with a lace-work of soft-tinted crystals of sulphur that changed their deformities into quaint shapes and figures that were full of grace and beauty.
The walls of the ditch were brilliant with yellow banks of sulphur and with lava and pumice-stone of many colors.
And the latest thing he had done was always on men's lips, whether it was being first in the heartbreaking stampede to Danish Creek, in killing the record baldface grizzly over on Sulphur Creek, or in winning the single-paddle canoe race on the Queen's Birthday, after being forced to participate at the last moment by the failure of the sourdough representative to appear.
Does the black fetid mud, abounding with organic matter, yield the sulphur and ultimately the sulphuric acid?
The smoke struggled with difficulty out of the funnel, and instead of streaming away spread itself out like an infernal sort of cloud, smelling of sulphur and raining soot all over the decks.
II-31 Bashneft Starts Sulphur Production Pilot Operation at Bashneft-Ufaneftekhim Facility.
com)-- Petroleum industries are gaining high momentum in their sales revenue with the increasing demand for sulphur across various industry segments.
Neste Oil will bring to the market a low-sulphur marine fuel in accordance with the EU Sulphur Directive requirements entering into force in 2015, and will begin distributing it in mid-December.
The chief sources of sulphur are petroleum refining, natural gas, base metal sulphide processing and pyrites (iron sulphide).
ABU Dhabi Gas Industries (Gasco) has signed two contracts agreements for the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPC) works for the Habshan sulphur granulation plant and Ruwais sulphur handling terminal-2 (SHT-2) on lump-sum-turnkey basis.
Elemental Sulphur Formation in Natural Gas Transmission Pipelines.
CANYON COUNTRY - Proposed boundary changes to even out student populations at Sulphur Springs District schools met with significant opposition Wednesday night.