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COAST. The margin of a country bounded by the sea. This term includes the natural appendages of the territory which rise out of the water, although they are not of sufficient firmness to be inhabited or fortified. Shoals perpetually covered with water are not, however, comprehended under the name of coast. The small islands, situate at the mouth of the Mississippi, composed of earth and trees drifted down by the river, which are not of consistency enough to support the purposes of life, and are uninhabited, though resorted to for shooting birds, were held to form a part of the coast. 5 Rob. Adm. R. 385. (c).

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The pitch of the Corbury road, below lawyer Varnum's spruces, was the favourite coasting-ground of Starkfield, and on clear evenings the church corner rang till late with the shouts of the coasters; but to-night not a sled darkened the whiteness of the long declivity.
She had houses in all the hamlets, she worked quarries of granite, she freighted coasters with stone--even traded with the Channel Islands.
"As to the captain, he had been for years in coasters, then in the Mediterranean, and last in the West Indian trade.
With speeds of more than 100kpm and heights of 32 metres, the giant yellow pine ride is clocking up some astronomical numbers, Tayto Park manager Charles Coyle said: "We are thrilled to see visitors' excitement about the Cu Chulainn Coaster is only building as we get further into the summer months.
Happily, it will be more of the same this year thanks to Thrill Rides: Hyperspeed Hangtime Roller Coaster Building Set and Lincoln Logs: Collector's Edition Homestead.
Mad Data has released NoLimits Roller Coaster Simulation 2, a 3D Windows application that delivers the gut-wrenching thrill of a roller coaster ride.
A new book by Gordon Westover, in Sacramento, California entitled, "Coasting on Wheels: Vintage Toy Wagons," has a chapter on North Tonawanda's Buffalo Sled Co./Auto Wheel Coaster Co.
A Toyota Fortuner allegedly bumped from behind a mini coaster owned by the Skyway management, causing it to fall more than 20 feet from the Skyway, a police official said yesterday.
Washington, July 21 ( ANI ): No foul play has been detected in the death of a woman who fell from a roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas, based on an initial investigation by authorities.
More specifically, the learning curve, loop-the-loops, climbs, and dips in the research process make undergraduate research resemble a ride on a roller coaster. The type and pace of each project is as unique as each roller coaster: launch, wooden, or even inverted.
Travel Business Review-November 28, 2012--Roller coaster destroyed by Hurricane Sandy will not become tourism attraction(C)2012] ENPublishing -