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well

the open space in the centre of a law court.

WELL. A hole dug in the earth in order to obtain water.
     2. The owner of the estate has a right to dig in his own ground, at such a distance as is permitted by law, from his neighbor's land; he is not restricted as to the size or depth, and is not liable to any action for rendering the well of his neighbor useless by so doing. Lois des Bat. part. 1, c. 3, sect. 2, art. 2, Sec. 2.

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Wells had finished looking through the desk in the boudoir.
Cavendish," said Poirot gravely, "that you would do well not to buoy yourself up with any false hopes.
"Well, yes, for a time we corresponded," said the other.
"Did pretty well out West, didn't you?" asked the policeman.
Well, now, to continue our supposititious case, the couple--not necessarily a guilty couple--realize after the murderer is gone that they have placed themselves in a position in which it may be difficult for them to prove that they did not themselves either do the deed or connive at it.
The presence of ventilating shafts and wells along the hill slopes--everywhere, in fact except along the river valley --showed how universal were its ramifications.
Beebe, or of the fashionable world at Windy Corner, or of the narrow world at Tunbridge Wells, she could not determine.
"Well, if we go to their country we'll find out all about 'em," said the girl.
Verily, to the loftiest height had I to fly, to find again the well of delight!
These occasions seem to go off tolerably well without me, Pussy.'
It seemed as if I might next cast my line upward into the air, as well as downward into this element, which was scarcely more dense.
For a few days all went on well. I found that my groom understood his business.