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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"Generally, the mood is that we were taking steps forward at Aragon and Assen should be a positive circuit for us."
| Aaron Brown in flat-out action at Assen. Chris Taylor T |(right) and Jamie Ashby (bottom) also made their mark the famous Dutch GP circuit.
"We went out a little late in the session and didn't get into the sort of rhythm you need for Assen. Without that, there wasn't enough time to produce the lap we needed for the front row."
Assen: Italian riding legend Valentino Rossi ended a winless run of nearly three years when he won the Dutch MotoGP at Assen yesterday.
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Yoosoof Assen, 63, kicked the 55-year-old woman in the back like "a footballer taking a penalty" as she lay crying on the floor of her room.
The American grabbed victory at the Dutch TT in Assen after leaders Marco Simoncelli and Jorge Lorenzo spilled on the first lap.
India, June 23 -- After a weekend's break in the intense European schedule, the Mahindra squad is racing again this weekend at MotoGP's "cathedral" at Assen, with high hopes of repeating the strong performance at the British GP.
Olsen and Hank Van Assen have collaborated to published "Ranch Gates Of The Southwest", a compilation of beautifully photographed in full color images of a series of these ranch gates that adorn the entrance ways to ranches throughout the American southwest.
Olsen and Van Assen set about documenting the rich variety of design reflected in the entranceways to ranches across Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and Texas.
Summary: MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi has won his 100th grand prix victory from pole position at the Dutch TT race at Assen.