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TO LIE. That which is proper, is fit; as, an action on the case lies for an injury committed without force; corporeal hereditaments lie in livery, that is, they pass by livery; incorporeal hereditaments lie in grant, that is, pass by the force of the grant, and without any livery. Vide Lying in grant.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Thus, even taxpayers with large psychic costs of cheating may be induced to dissemble. We show however that a tax recovery strategy which combines aspects of a renegotiation policy and an asset seizure policy can reduce false bankruptcy claims while allowing the tax collector to obtain some of the benefits of renegotiation.
And it is her own passionate viewership that these photographs perform and, in turn, perhaps dissemble as much as reveal.
With great angst (the former senate majority leader, as those of us who've covered him know, is a serious straight arrow, unaccustomed to lying or even fibbing), he and his two co-peace makers agreed to go out and dissemble. "We understood," he writes, that "absorbing blame was one of the reasons we were there."
As much as these works dissemble photography, however, they ultimately attest to the medium's staying power.
They are raised from birth to dissemble, artfully and with self-deprecating wit.
From one vantage point, the tires seem almost to line up, diagrammatically--the two middle tires collapse, four into three--and then, from a different perspective, they appear to dissemble. Trailer, 2000 lacks wheels but still seems to move.
An examination of Nozkowski's surfaces reveals them to have been much worked, much revised--and yet they no more dramatize such processes than dissemble them.
And Tom Foley seemed to dissemble about his assiduousness in following up on the early General Accounting Office reports.
I write in memory of my delusion that in front of a painting one might dissemble a love affair.
For one thing they'd be putting it on the line at a time when the norm is to dissemble and cultivate ambiguity.
Instead, it is a "music genealogy" that dissembles the connections between 1,550 bands and artists to beloved rock icons The Beatles, utilizing the theory of six degrees of separation.