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COLONY. A union of citizens or subjects who have left their country to people another, and remain subject to the mother country. 3 W. C. C. R. 287. The country occupied by the colonists is also called a colony. A colony differs from a possession, or a dependency. (q.v.) For a history of the American colonies, the reader is referred to Story on the Constitution, book I.; 1 Kent, Com. 77 to 80; 1 Dane's Ab. Index, b. t.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Some people -- including Bezos' chief rival in privatised space entrepreneurship, Elon Musk -- have taken up the traditional idea of colonising other planets.
At a Space Development Conference in Los Angeles, Bezos talked about his idea of colonising Moon by making it a center for heavy industry, thanks to the resources available on the celestial object, including 24/7 sunlight for solar cells, availability of water, and regolith, TechCrunch reported.
They look lovely with other bulbs which flower simultaneously, such as aconites and Cyclamen coum, colonising under deciduous trees.