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BRIDGE. A building constructed over a river, creek, or other stream, or ditch or other place, in order to facilitate the passage over the same. 3 Harr. 108.
     2. Bridges are of several kinds, public and private. Public bridges may be divided into, 1st. Those which belong to the public; as state, county, or township bridges, over which all the people have a right to pass, with or without paying toll these are built by public authority at the public expense, either of the state itself, or a district or part of the state.
     3. - 2d. Those which have been built by companies, or at the expense of private individuals, and over Which all the people have a right to pass, on the payment of a toll fixed by law. 3d. Those which have been built by private individuals and which have been dedicated to public uses. 2 East, R. 356; 5 Burr. R. 2594; 2 Bl. R. 685 1 Camp. R. 262, n.; 2 M. & S. 262.
     4. A private bridge is one erected for the use of one or more private persons; such a bridge will not be considered a public bridge, although it may be occasionally used by the public. 12 East, R. 203-4. Vide 7 Pick. R. 844; 11 Pet. R. 539; 7 N. H. Rcp. 59; 1 Pick. R. 432; 4 John. Ch. R. 150.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Others thrown out included contract bridge (too restricted), railway routes in Britain, the Albert Campion stories of Margery Allingham (too obscure) and the music of the Temperance Seven (too obscure).
Although computer programs have done well in games such as Chess and Checkers (table 1), they have not done as well in the game of Contract Bridge. Even the best Bridge programs can be beaten by the best players at many local Bridge clubs.
The program is already a member of the American Contract Bridge League.
Contract Bridge League of Memphis, a member was suspended for misappropriation of funds.
There were high hopes for the Philippine contract bridge team of nine men and three women to bag at least a medal in four of the six events in the Asian Games calendar in Indonesia but alas, the card players returned home with nothing to show except the experience of learning how to be better prepared for a competition of this magnitude.
Contract bridge, |involving bidding for tricks, began in 1904.
SUTCLIFFE was speaking at the announcement of the AIG in Ireland becoming the insurance partner of the Contract Bridge Association of Ireland
Martin Kemp started his entertainment career ANSWERS: 1 Liquid oxygen fuel; 2 Contract Bridge; 3 The vultures; 4 Richard II; 5 Forty-nine degrees north; 6 St Louis Blues; 7 In dentistry; it's another term for an overbite; 8 Spandau Ballet; 9 Alton Towers; 10 The Apennines.
In the game of contract bridge, what is a grand slam?
She was a member of the American Contract Bridge Players League, director of the Fitchburg & Gardner Duplicate Bridge Club and was a master bridge player.
All four play regularly with the Emerald Bridge Club, run by the local unit of the American Contract Bridge League, at the Eugene Garden Club on High Street between East 16th and 17th avenues.

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