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BIRTH. The act of being wholly brought into the world. The whole body must be detached from that of the mother, in order to make the birth complete. 5 C. & P. 329; S. C. 24 E. C. L. R. 344 6 C. & P. 349; S. C. 25 E. C. L. R. 433.
     2. But if a child be killed with design and maliciously after it has wholly come forth from the body of the mother, although still connected with her by means of the umbilical cord, it seems that such killing will be murder. 9 C. & P. 25 S . C. 38 E. C. L. R. 21; 7 C. & P. 814. Vide articles Breath; Dead Born; Gestation; Life; and 1 Beck' s Med. Jur. 478, et seq.; 1 Chit. Med. Jur. 438; 7 C. & P. 814; 1 Carr. & Marsh. 650; S. C. 41 E. C. L. R. 352; 9 C. & P. 25.
     3. It seems that unless the child be born alive, it is not properly a birth, but a carriage. 1 Chit. Pr. 35, note z. But see Russ. & Ry. C. C. 336.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Georgiana at first accepts her birthmark by focusing on those who opine that it makes her special and by disregarding those who find it ugly and suggest its removal (Hawthorne 37-38).
Birthmarks represent circumscribed, non malignant lesions over skin or mucosal surfaces, at or soon after birth1.
"Having been so used to the birthmark for 13 years, Oliver was going to see someone else in the mirror every day from then on.
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However, large, dark brown or black birthmarks can be more serious.
as rain (53) As Sula develops, the birthmark on her eye changes.
It's very important that a baby with a vascular birthmark be examined by a dermatologist as early as possible, so that a correct diagnosis can be made and the need for treatment discussed.
We previously revealed Rory suffered years of cruel taunts because of his birthmark. He was so low at one point, he thought dying on the operating table would end his anguish.
AFTER being born with a birthmark, Oliver Gatenby knows more than most about the vital work the NHS provides to help those affected.
Rodriguez noted that society might deem her curves and birthmark as "flaws," but it's great that she has a healthy self-esteem so she can look past their judgment.