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ACHAT. This French word signifies a purchase. It is used in some of our law books, as well as achetor, a purchaser, which in some ancient statutes means purveyor. Stat. 36 Edw. III.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The species sampled were the fishes Urophycis brasiliensis (Kaup 1858), Cynoscion striatus (Cuvier 1829), Sympterygia bonapartei (Muller & Henle 1841), Micropogonias furnieri (Desmarest 1823) and Callorynchus callorynchus (Meuschen 1778); the gastropods Buccinanops monilifer (Kiener 1834) Adelomelon brasiliana (Lamark 1811), Olivancillaria deshayesiana (Duclos 1857), Olivancillaria urceus (Roding 1798), and Zidona dufresnei (Donovan 1823); the anemone Antholoba achates (Drayton 1984) and the shrimps Artemesia longinaris (Bate 1888) and Pleoticus muelleri (Bate 1888).
Achates - protects from serpents, makes men strong, handsome and eloquent
Caught out, Aeneas pleads, "O princely Dido, give me leave to speake,/ I went to take farewell of Achates" (4.4.17-18).
Achates notes that "the air [of Libya] is pleasant, and the soil most fit / For cities and society's supports" and Venus claims that the kingdom is "rich and strong," with a "courteous coast" (1.1.178-79, 210, 232).
Decline of spotted knapweed density at sites in western Montana with large populations of the introduced root weevil Cyphocleonus achates (Fahraeus).
With Anastasia Hille (Dido), Mark Bonnar (Aeneas), Siobhan Redmond (Venus), Susan Engel (Juno, Nurse), Stephen Kennedy (Achates), Obi Abili (Iarbus), Siam Brooke (Anna), Alan David (Jupiter, Lioneus), Kyle McPhail (Mercury, Hermes), Ryan Sampson (Gaynmede, Sergestus), Garry Carr (Cloanthus), Jake Arditti (Singer, Lord), Ceallach Spellman/Theo Stevenson (Cupid), and Freddie Hill/Thomas Patten (Ascanius).
Harrison as Anchises or Sergeant Atkinson as a faithful Achates, or indeed any of the citation of Virgil and the Virgilian underpinning, when there is essentially no Boothiad?
~ Lacrimae rerum, Aeneas says to Achates, his journeying companion, as they stand overwhelmed by a set of stumbled-upon frescos that depict his city in flames.
Hints of this dedication to poetic memory appear frequently in Lavinia: "So long as Achates told me the story, Aeneas was not dead" (227).