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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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Challenging America to live up to the mission of its founders, to honor the potential of each citizen and to offer equal protection and opportunity to all is apparently enough to get you placed on the 10 Most Wanted List of over-paid well-fed cranky kooks.
The people of Niger look well-fed, as you can see," he said.
I am well-looked after and well-fed and the staff here are lovely'.
3157 miles, 15 days and ample stops along the way to eat, sleep and patronize franchise establishments--plus a swing in by Aspen for the IFA Summer Board of Directors meeting--they arrived in the Nation's Capital appearing well-fed, in good spirits and ready to plot their next Franchising Road Tour.
Rather than emulating that example of chivalry toward a defeated foe, LaFollette continued, the public was treated to the obscene spectacle of well-fed politicians gloating at the prospect of "denying a starving German child something to eat.
It's not a pretty picture: Well-fed suits engaging in chest-thumping attacks on an expose about poverty while at least some of their constituents are basing their meal plans around soda crackers.
Sometimes, when I've wok en upI've already had my breakfast,'' said a sombre, but well-fed Susan.
One neighbour called in the police after seeing the well-fed bird flying off from his garden pond with a fish in his mouth.
Gossip columns were well-fed with doubts over the validity of his later marriage to actress Paulette Goddard in China and a lengthy paternity suit in which he was declared the father of actress Joan Barry's child.
The way I see it, it is all very well for well-fed British citizens to whinge about possible implications of letting genetically modified ingredients into the food chain, but I very much doubt anyone would have the same scruples if they were facing starvation in developing countries.
My husband and I (cruelty-free eaters, both) recently spent an extremely well-fed week in the city of the croissant, known for its meat and seafood dishes as well as for its rich, double-dairy sauces, desserts, and cassoulets.