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DEATH BED, Scotch law. The incapacity to exercise the power of disposing of one's property after being attacked with a mortal disease.
     2. It commences with the beginning of such disease.
     3. There are two exceptions to this general rule, namely: 1. If he survive for sixty days after the act or, 2. If he go to kirk or market unattended. He is then said to be in legitima potestate, or in liege poustie. 1 Bell's Com. 84, 85.

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A millionaire''s emotional U-turn upon hearing he only has weeks to live forms the story of Death Bed.
He marries a woman with whom he is madly and passionately in love, but tragedy comes into their life and their estrangement is not resolved until Jubilo is on his death bed.
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But the horrifying images of Jennie on her death bed could not save Iain Pringle.
And Molly Dobbs (Vicky Binns), who revealed the identity of baby Jack's father on her death bed to a horrified Sally (Sally Whittaker): "It's Kevin.
Seeing Kevin on his death bed is a big blow for her and she must now face up to the reality that she could be charged with manslaughter, should he not make it.
It's true that the Freedom Forum--sponsored journalism museum--complete with a Wolfgang Puck restaurant and a 74-foot marble etching of the First Amendment--seems a bit ostentatious for an industry purportedly on its death bed.
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By the time I visited my Grandma on her death bed in Sept, 1969 I had gotten a job, got laid a few times and grew back a great big handle bar mustache.
I say, let's take care of Cuba once and for all now that Fidel is in his death bed and give it's people a taste of freedom, something they have not had for over 45 years.
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1959 Billie Holiday, probably the greatest jazz singer of them all; was arrested on her death bed in hospital for possession of narcotics.