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WATER. That liquid substance of which the sea, the rivers, and creeks are composed.
     2. A pool of water, or a stream or water course, is considered as part of the land, hence a pool of twenty acres, would pass by the grant of twenty acres of land, without mentioning the water. 2 Bl. Com. 18; 2 N. H. Rep. 255; 1, Wend. R. 255; 5 Paige, R. 141; 2 N. H. Rep. 371; 2 Brownl. 142; 5 Cowen, R. 216; 5 Conn. R. 497; 1 Wend. R. 237. A mere grant of water passes only a fishery. Co. Lit. 4 b.
     3. Like land, water is distinguishable into different parts, as the sea, (q.v.) rivers, (q.v.) docks, (q.v.) canals, (q.v.) ponds, q v.) and sewers, (q.v.) and to these may be added at water course. (q.v.) Vide 4 Mason, R. 397 River; Water course.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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He has travelled extensively gaining inspiration for his water-colour landscapes and his style is constantly changing and evolving.
Tom Roden, who painted Dartmoor scenes for most of his life until he died in 1926, has four water-colours in the sale.
The terraced houses of Batley the 60s, huddle together in Cynthia Guest's water-colour painting, while Majorie Batemen neatly catches the cobbled streets of Haworth, also in water-colour, and Beryl Conroy has nicely handled reflections in Towpath to Slaithwaite (acrylic).
It was described as a water-colour, but proved to be a print worth $50.
Beryl Conroy portrays an inviting landscape in her oil, Down to the Sea, Cloughton, while splashy colours work well in Olwen Kitson's water-colour scene at Rowen, Wales.
The former art teacher is a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and will have a new range of oil and water-colour paintings on display over the next two weekends.
Paul Talbot-Greaves (pictured), a finalist in Channel Four's Water-Colour Challenge, gave a two-hour demonstration to launch the club which will meet fortnightly on Tuesday mornings at Hall Bower Sunday School.