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NOTES, practice. Short statements of what transpires on the trial of a cause; they are generally made by the judge and the counsel, for their Own satisfaction.
     2. They are not, per se, evidence on another trial, not being in the nature of a deposition. 4 Binn. R. 110. But such notes were admitted in a court of equity as evidence of what had been stated by a witness at the trial of an action at law. 3 Y. & C. 413., And a verdict was amended, in a court of law, from the notes of the judges. 11 Ad. & El. 179; S. C. 39 Eng. C L R. 38; see 5 Whart. 156; 5 Watts & S. 51.
     3. Notaries formerly made notes, matrix, by abbreviations, from which they made their records, and engrossed the acts which were passed before them. This original is now called the minutes. The notes of the prothonotaries and clerks of courts are called minutes.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Then he counted the twenty thousand-franc notes in front of him and put the notes into the envelope, but without closing it.
Beneath these lines was written in another hand: "See note above -- nothing can be done." He compared the writing in the bracket with the writing of the certificate placed beneath Morrel's petition, and discovered that the note in the bracket was the some writing as the certificate -- that is to say, was in Villefort's handwriting.
"And the hundred roubles you do not confess to taking?" he insisted reproachfully, not taking the note.
These gamesters took little note of what was going on around them, and were interested in none of the appurtenances of the season, but played from morning till night, and would have been ready to play through the night until dawn had that been possible.
Would I find out that boy that had fed him and kep his secret, and give him them two one pound notes? Yes, I would.
'An Essay on Criticism': (By 'Nature' Pope means actual reality in anything, not merely external Nature.) Note with examples the pseudo-classical qualities in: 1.
At different periods in his life, he would call this haunter of his dreams by different names; "but in the end," he declares in a note on the subject, "I had to do a PERSIAN the honour of identifying him with this creature of my fancy.
THE NOTE TAKER [overbearing but good-humored] Oh, shut up, shut up.
These instructions were followed by the name and address of Pesca's employer in Portland Place--and there the note, or memorandum, ended.
"I must write to Alexey though," and Betsy sat down to the table, scribbled a few lines, and put the note in an envelope.
The rest of your note I know means nothing; but I am so unequal to anything of the sort, that I hope you will excuse my begging you to take no farther notice.
the sight of the bracelet, at the reading of the note. Her head drooped, and the tears filled her eyes.