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DEAN, eccl. law. An ecclesiastical officer, who derives his name from the fact that he presides over ten canons, or, prebondaries, at least. There are several kinds of deans, namely: 1. Deans of chapters. 2. Deans of peculiars. 3. Rural deans. 4. Deans in the colleges. 5. Honorary deans. 6. Deans of provinces.

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notified the Energy Resources Conservation Board on June 1 about the spill, which occurred less than 15 km north of a Dene Tha' reserve and within 1.
She added the Dene was "overrun by rats" and said: "I feel it's disgusting, this is not what we want to show to all the visitors that come here every day.
The deadline for bids to develop the remaining land is today - and Peter Candler, managing director of Jesmond Dene House said he has partnered with one of the bidders, with plans to extend the boutique hotel if the bid is successful.
Its high-profile launch will see the two Dene motorcycles - which are on loan from Beamish Museum in County Durham - ride across the bridge at 9.
Dene |Michael of Black Lace is appearing at the End Of Summer Party in Prestatyn this weekend
Dene returned to the London stage in June 1885, as Leighton's Serenely Wandering in a Trance of Sober Thought was on display at the Royal Academy.
It's the thrill of the winning bid that gives Dene his high.
The dene is made up of old meadows and includes hedgerows, woodland and two streams which provide homes for a variety of birds, butterflies and other species of wildlife.
It also allows participation by the Yellowknives Dene First Nation in the prospects provided by the mine.
However, a few changes needed to be made to transform it into the ideal family home for Dene, his wife Debbie and their five-year-old twins Farah and Jay.
Though this font is fully Unicode-compliant and available for both Mac and Windows platforms, many writers and organizations, especially in the smaller communities in the NWT, have yet to make the transition from WinMac Dene Fonts to Harvey's Aboriginal Unicode Fonts and, as a result, the character substitution problem is still common.
The Dene River Jazzmen are local favourites -veteran players who can always be relied upon to mobilise a crowd.