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WATER. That liquid substance of which the sea, the rivers, and creeks are composed.
     2. A pool of water, or a stream or water course, is considered as part of the land, hence a pool of twenty acres, would pass by the grant of twenty acres of land, without mentioning the water. 2 Bl. Com. 18; 2 N. H. Rep. 255; 1, Wend. R. 255; 5 Paige, R. 141; 2 N. H. Rep. 371; 2 Brownl. 142; 5 Cowen, R. 216; 5 Conn. R. 497; 1 Wend. R. 237. A mere grant of water passes only a fishery. Co. Lit. 4 b.
     3. Like land, water is distinguishable into different parts, as the sea, (q.v.) rivers, (q.v.) docks, (q.v.) canals, (q.v.) ponds, q v.) and sewers, (q.v.) and to these may be added at water course. (q.v.) Vide 4 Mason, R. 397 River; Water course.

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Until this happens the great EU gravy train rolls on, and the supremacy of our Parliament is watered down, and the political mess successive government's have put us in will continue.
If consumers suspect they are being sold watered down alcohol he said they should ring environmental health on 01642 774774.
Lamont said: "In the draft report the truth about our schools was in, but in the final report it was watered down.
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I just figured that with the renewed interest in the origins of punk, a healthy interest if you ask me given the sorry state of MTV pseudo punk bands and watered down bullshit, it's worth watching some of the best early examples.
Congress dashed our hopes by specifically preempting CRBs from liability under state law, and so watered down the federal remedies as to render them useless.
Durham County Council's Trading Standards Service is using new equipment which can identify 10 different brands of whisky and tell whether a well known brand has been substituted by an inferior one or has been watered down.
Closer inspection reveals that this edition is some 50 pages shorter than its predecessor: Index and Contents have been omitted, there are fewer illustrations (most of them smaller and greyer than before) and Perriand's text has been much pruned and abbreviated, so the thrust of her words is frequently watered down, altered or lost.
Evolution instruction was watered down after a campaign led by the Discovery Institute, a neo-creationist group that rejects evolution.
Another measure of the degree to which high-school academic courses have been watered down is provided by achievement scores in districts and schools where more children are raking academic courses.