Puberty

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PUBERTY, civil law. The age in boys after fourteen years until full age, and in girls after twelve years until full age. Ayl. Pand. 63; Hall's Pract. 14; Toull. Dr. Civ. Fr. tom. 6, p. 100; Inst. 1, 22; Dig. 1, 7, 40, 1; Code, 5, 60, 3.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The 300 mourners listened in spellbound silence as 24-year-old Calum, his voice cracking, spoke the lines.
During rip-roaring closer Heartless Romantic, Lightburn sounds like a man pleading for respite, his voice cracking with every thought of betrayal or doomed love.
Other unfavorable symptoms of puberty that could affect an adolescent's desire to perform in front of an audience include spontaneous erections in boys, voice cracking and acne.
Arms flailing, voice cracking, sweat beads breaking between the corkscrew curls on his pate, Democratic Sen.
He complained of intermittent severe hoarseness, voice cracking, and decreased volume.
"It would be a great shame" he said, his voice cracking, "if you missed it."
Her voice cracking with emotion, she said: "My husband and I first heard of Father Mike during the White House days.
"We have lost our founder, a great friend and our father," said Martins, his voice cracking, before inviting the audience to have a glass of vodka on the company after the performance.
"I was thinking about that (dedicating the title and MVP to her deceased brother) because I know that's the only thing that will make my family happy," said Perez, her voice cracking while trying to hold back tears.
I had no alternative I hope people understand that." His voice cracking with emotion, he added: "Carl was my friend", and spoke of the anguish suffered by widow Bernie, 48, and kids Lucy, 26, and Jack, 23, at home in Connah's Quay, North Wales.
'We hope that we made you proud,' Jovelyn Gonzaga, her voice cracking, asked local fans after PSL-F2 dropped a straight sets 25-16, 25-23, 25-20 decision to Bangkok Glass yesterday to bring up the rear of the eight-team field at Mall of Asia Arena.

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