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AS. A word purely Latin. It has two significations. First, it signifies weight, and in this sense, the Roman as, is the same thing as the Roman pound, which was composed of twelve ounces. It was divided also into many other parts (as may be seen in the law, Servum de hoeredibus, Inst. Lib. xiii. Pandect,) viz. uncia, 1 ounce; sextans, 2 ounces; quodrans, 3 ounces; triens, 4 ounces quincunx, 5 ounces; semis, 6 ounces; septunx, 7 ounces; bes, 8 ounces, dodrans, 9 ounces; dextans, 10 ounces; deunx, 11 ounces.
     2. From this primitive and proper sense of the word another was derived: that namely of the totality of a thing, Solidum quid. Thus as signified the whole of an inheritance, so that an heir ex asse, was an heir of the whole inheritance. An heir ex triente, ex semisse, ex besse, or ex deunce, was an heir of one-third, one-half, two-thirds, or eleven-twelfths.

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When planning a visit to a Federal facility or military base, residents of American Samoa should contact the facility to determine what, if any, identification is needed for access.
Information on Zika virus transmission from the existing enhanced surveillance in American Samoa and current CDC guidance were used to develop criteria for calculating an end date (October 15, 2016) for active mosquito-borne transmission of Zika virus and to propose a timeline for discontinuation of routine screening of asymptomatic pregnant women in American Samoa (conception after December 10, 2016, with permissive testing for asymptomatic pregnant women who conceive through April 15, 2017).
Orders needed to be placed many months in advance for additional equipment and supplies; communication was constant between the team in American Samoa and Michels support teams in Brownsville.
As a forwarder, ICS does about 90 percent of the airfreight in American Samoa.
Despite this study being limited by convenience sampling on the Manu'a Islands, it demonstrates almost universal exposure of sampled adults in American Samoa to dengue viruses.
Olosega Island is one of three small islands, with Ofu and Ta'u, which constitute the Manu'a group of American Samoa.
But the odds bookies are quoting for American Samoa to qualify for the World Cup remain comfortably longer than those for the discovery of Elvis alive or that the moon is made of cheese.
Recommendation: To better understand the extent and significance of the possible risks associated with aliens in American Samoa fraudulently obtaining documents to travel to the rest of the United States and potentially pursue U.
The Government Accountability Office recently surveyed businesses and workers in the territory and found that many firms will be ''leaving American Samoa or closing by the end of 2010.
At least 129 people have died in Samoa, with another 31 people killed on neighbouring American Samoa and nine on Tonga.
Radio New Zealand reported 83 people were killed in Samoa, 22 in nearby American Samoa and seven in Tonga.
AaUS President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in American Samoa - a US territory - and ordered federal aid to help recovery efforts.
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