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VESSEL, mar. law. A ship, brig, sloop or other craft used in navigation. 1 Boul. Paty, tit. 1, p. 100. See sup.
     2. By an act of congress, approved July 29, 1850, it is provided that any person, not being an owner, who shall on the high seas, willfully, with. intent to burn or destroy, set fire to any ship or other vessel, or otherwise attempt the destruction of such ship or other vessel, being the property of any citizen or citizens of the United States, or procure the same to be done, with the intent aforesaid, and being thereof lawfully convicted, shall suffer imprisonment to hard labor, for a term not exceeding ten years, nor less than three years, according to the aggravation of the offence.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In our report, we describe the case of a great vessels arteritis in a patient with RA in therapy with etanercept.
It contains the heart, which is enclosed by the pericardial sac, great vessels related to the heart such as the aorta and vena cava, and the azygous venous system.
As the tethers were removed, an onlooker said: "Why isn't it flying?" The engineer sighed: "It's got a bloody great subwoofer in it, you carrot." A champagne bottle smashed against its flank - and the great vessel embarked on its maiden voyage with 25W stereo speakers and 50W sub.
2003) merely reflects careful reevaluation by the cardiologist and minor updates in terminology that mirror current clinical usage to clarify the nature of a defect (e.g., great vessel defect vs.
His grandson Manabush, not wanting humans to become lazy by reaping such a treasure without lifting a finger, emptied a great vessel of water into the maple tree to dilute the syrup -- and the need for distilling the maple tree's precious offerings was born.
There is a persistent belief that the great vessel's story was predicted in a novel written by a little-known American author more than a decade before the actual sinking.
He and his great vessel full of figures, characters, plots, denouements and resolutions were flying down the time-stream, bearing us all away.
Containing the Galeries Lafayette and other shops, as well as offices and flats, it rises in transparent silvery tiers articulated in silkscreened glass and steel and turns the corner like the prow of some great vessel. From the street, the shapely transparent skin gives the passing motorist glimpses of the interior, of luminous cones apparently suspended in space.
Secondary trocars should always be placed under direct, visually controlled entry and, at least hypothetically, should never injure any great vessel. Nevertheless, secondary trocars do sometimes cause injury, most often as a result of extreme lateral entry near the inguinal ligament.
It is a great vessel and it will continue its journey."
Antonio Fuso's artwork is a little inconsistent, but his minimalist style is a great vessel for Mina's rich storytelling.
The devastation caused to this great vessel by fire will shock many people around the world.