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v. to gain or obtain possession, including the receipt of a legacy from an estate, getting title to real property, or stealing an object.

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TAKE. This is a technical expression which signifies to be entitled to; as, a devisee will take under the will. To take also signifies to seize, as to take and carry away.

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In the matches which did go ahead, anglers had varying results - Neil Cutler had a cracking night in Cleadon's match, taking five cod for 18lb 10oz, including the heaviest at 8lb 6oz from Whitburn.
South African Mario Saliwa was pick of the attack, taking five for 51 off 18 overs.
Jade became Britain's youngest ecstasy victim in July 2002 after taking five tablets at a house near her home in Galgate.
She said Jade first admitted to Hodgson's house guest, Kim Speak, 18, that she had taken two tablets, then confessed to actually taking five.
Stangl's comments were made at a Building Congress breakfast meeting just a week after an IRT subway train had derailed, taking five lives and injuring 200 riders.
Left-arm spinner Tim Taylor did the bulk of the damage with the ball, taking five for 47.
Bishop Auckland, also battling to beat the drop, drew at leaders Hartlepool, Teessider Dan Conway taking five wickets for Bishops.
The Private Beach has produced some good bags in the Northumbria Sea League zones 1 and 2 with Billy Foster taking five cod for 21lb, best 7-9-0, John Jennings taking three cod for 14-5-0, including a cod of 10-12-8.
Experienced left-arm spinner John Manuel applied the brake by taking five for 99 as the Manor made 251 for nine at close, just five runs short.
It was only the 29-year-old slow left-armer's third five-wicket haul of his career - his first since taking five for 59 for England A against a Gauteng XI eight years ago.
He was unbeaten on 38 in his team's total of 51-4 before taking five wickets for just six runs in five overs.
Mike Holcombe top scored for Ponthir in their total of 168 all out at Eugene Cross Park with Gary Williams taking five for 20 off 9.2 overs and three maidens for Vale before Mark Slade scored 48 and Barry Rauwerda 35 to help Ebbw Vale to 172 for six.