Comes


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COMES, pleading. In a plea, the defendant says, "And the said C D, by E F, his attorney, comes, and defends, &c. The word comes, venit, expresses the appearance of the defendant, in court. It is taken from the style of the entry of the proceedings on the record, and formed no part of the viva voce pleading. It is, accordingly, not considered as, in strictness, constituting a part of the Plea. 1 Chit. Pl. 411; Steph. Pl. 432.

COMES, offices. A Count. An officer during the middle ages, who possessed civil and military authority. Sav. Dr. Rom. Moy. age, n. 80.
     2. Vice-comes, the Latin name for sheriff, was originally the lieutenant of the comes.

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"Another time a man comes a-prowling round here you roust me out, you hear?
By and by along comes part of a log raft -- nine logs fast together.
"I begin to be sorry that he comes at all," said Jane to her sister.
But, however, he is very welcome to come to Netherfield, if he likes it.
Woodhouse had been safely seated long enough to give the history of it, besides all the history of his own and Isabella's coming, and of Emma's being to follow, and had indeed just got to the end of his satisfaction that James should come and see his daughter, when the others appeared, and Mrs.
If you think he will come, I shall think so too; for you know Enscombe."
And here comes in the stout head waiter, puffing under a tray of hot viands--kidneys and a steak, transparent rashers and poached eggs, buttered toast and muffins, coffee and tea, all smoking hot.
And so they'll say in the resurrection, when they come to fish up this old mast, and find a doubloon lodged in it, with bedded oysters for the shaggy bark.
He imagines that he must have seen it in some hospital or refuge, still, cannot make out why it comes with any special force on his remembrance.
It breaks, and she comes back to her own shape, and Robin goes off, leaving her cursing.
Then, on the slight turn of the Lower Hope Reach, clusters of factory chimneys come distinctly into view, tall and slender above the squat ranges of cement works in Grays and Greenhithe.
Bill Withers and his brother Jack come along by, talking, and Jack says: