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ADVERTISEMENT. A 'notice' published either in handbills or in a newspaper.
     2. The law in many instances requires parties to advertise in order to give notice of acts which are to be done; in these cases, the advertisement is in general equivalent to notice.
     3. When an advertisement contains the terms of sale, or description of the property to be sold, it will bind the seller; and if there be a material misrepresentation, it may avoid the contract, or at least entitle the purchaser to a compensation and reduction from the agreed, price. Kapp's R. 344; 1 Chit. Pr. 295.

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Turning, with an indifferent air, he sauntered up to the advertisement, and read it over.
Cognizant although innocent of the murder, the Frenchman will naturally hesitate about replying to the advertisement - about demanding the Ourang-Outang.
Wilson, off you go at scratch and tell us all about yourself, your household, and the effect which this advertisement had upon your fortunes.
The advertisement was to be answered by letter only.
He had given up his advertisement work, and was planning a great canvas--another allegorical work.
He wants a rich wife to finance his plans, and Medora is simply a good advertisement as a convert.
There was one by the side of the bed and reaching for it he pointed out an advertisement.
In Wordsworth's prefatory advertisement to the first edition of The Prelude, published in 1850, it is stated that that work was intended to be introductory to The Recluse: and that The Recluse, if completed, would have consisted of three parts.
At length, she advised me to put an advertisement, myself, in the paper, stating my qualifications, &c.
And it is SACRILEGE to have it degraded to the level of a baking powder advertisement.
Notwithstanding his increased comfort, however, he was looking perplexed, even a little worried, and the cause of it was there in front of him, in the advertisement sheets of the various newspapers which had been duly laid upon his table.
was my first thought after reading the advertisement.