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BRIDGE. A building constructed over a river, creek, or other stream, or ditch or other place, in order to facilitate the passage over the same. 3 Harr. 108.
     2. Bridges are of several kinds, public and private. Public bridges may be divided into, 1st. Those which belong to the public; as state, county, or township bridges, over which all the people have a right to pass, with or without paying toll these are built by public authority at the public expense, either of the state itself, or a district or part of the state.
     3. - 2d. Those which have been built by companies, or at the expense of private individuals, and over Which all the people have a right to pass, on the payment of a toll fixed by law. 3d. Those which have been built by private individuals and which have been dedicated to public uses. 2 East, R. 356; 5 Burr. R. 2594; 2 Bl. R. 685 1 Camp. R. 262, n.; 2 M. & S. 262.
     4. A private bridge is one erected for the use of one or more private persons; such a bridge will not be considered a public bridge, although it may be occasionally used by the public. 12 East, R. 203-4. Vide 7 Pick. R. 844; 11 Pet. R. 539; 7 N. H. Rcp. 59; 1 Pick. R. 432; 4 John. Ch. R. 150.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"Bridgeless PFC boost rectifier with optimized magnetic utilization," in Proc.
The CPW power splitter is bridgeless and consists of one CPW-to-slotline T-junction and two slotline-to-CPW transition structures; the characteristic impedance of CPW and slot feeding lines is set to 50 [OMEGA] and 100 [OMEGA], respectively.
Sekhar Dash, "Simulation of open loop and feed-back controlled bridgeless PFC boost converter," in Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Systems, pp.
So in [26] give a comprehensive comparative review of bridgeless topology for power factor correction (PFC).
A strong orientation of a bridgeless undirected graph can be computed in linear time.
Lastly, the Documentary category, the five finalists include Daniel Brian Sulicipan's "Mga Kulay sa Labas ng Linya," Ida Anita del Mundo's "An Orchestra in Search of a Home," Miller Ursolino's "Sila Dino at ang Kanilang Sikreto," Raquel Zaballero-Sanchez's "Forever Bridgeless" and Sigfreid Barros-Sanchez's "We Will Never Play in Manila Again."
Bermond, Jackson and Jaeger [2] proved that every bridgeless graph has a cycle 7/4-cover (i.e., a collection of 7 cycles, that cover every edge at least 4 times), and Fan [11] proved that it has a 10/6-cover.
LR-graph corresponding to a reduced alternating knot is always connected, planar, loop less, and bridgeless graph with allthe labeling as "L" or "R".
"Common mode EMI noise Suppression for bridgeless PFC converters," IEEE Trans.
In order to improve efficiency of the traditional PFC converter, an effective method named as bridgeless PFC technology without front-end bridge rectifier is proposed [3, 14, 15].