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COLONY. A union of citizens or subjects who have left their country to people another, and remain subject to the mother country. 3 W. C. C. R. 287. The country occupied by the colonists is also called a colony. A colony differs from a possession, or a dependency. (q.v.) For a history of the American colonies, the reader is referred to Story on the Constitution, book I.; 1 Kent, Com. 77 to 80; 1 Dane's Ab. Index, b. t.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Arens points out that when Columbus landed to colonize the southern islands, "the Caribs ran from their villages at the sight of the Spaniards".
By planting the internally colonized seed, the bacteria get activated and proliferate and colonize the offspring generation plants.
Muscle stem cells, also called satellite cells, colonize a niche that is located between the plasma membrane of the muscle cell and the surrounding basal lamina.
Having a better understanding of when, why and how these bacteria colonize could lead to practical ways to inhibit their colonization and growth.
Or is my review of these women's work simply another attempt to colonize the voices of women of color--one of the main accusations leveled at white feminism by the editors and contributors of this volume?
According to DiLorenzo, famed abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison certainly understood Lincoln's intentions to colonize blacks in other lands when Garrison declared, "President Lincoln may colonize himself if he choose, but it is an impertinent act, on his part, to propose the getting rid of those who are as good as himself."
To colonize a large swathe of Manhattan is an opportunity afforded very few institutions and even fewer architects.
It is applied beneath the plant canopy, where it competes against its aflatoxin-producing cousins, which generally colonize plants that are stressed by drought conditions.
Hundreds of years and hundreds of light-years from Earth, Matthew Fleury is awakened from cold sleep to help colonize the new clone-Earth world called Ararat.
Of all the ways animals might reach islands to colonize them, boating has long been a controversial option.
It tells the story of the rise of early civilizations and asks why some peoples got a headstart over others, enabling them to colonize other territories.