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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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Maestra granite and along the dissembling coastline of an Island that
They consider reckoning: disaster and justice, recomposing Katrina; dissembling: sociology, philosophy, and ecology; accounting for disaster; tabula rasa: urbanism and architecture; and memory: forgetfulness and commemoration.
Expect more such dissembling from a bunch of ministers who I trust about as much as a fox in a chicken pen.
In an age of political sound bites and dissembling, Charles Kennedy's courageous stand on the highly controversial, emotive and moral issue of the Iraq War, is a timeless lesson of one of the most important of virtues and a potent reminder of the human spirit.
The exercise, which began on October 21, included Marine combat operations, implementation of procedures of defensive positions, means of dealing with various types of explosives, search exercises and finding and dissembling marine and land mines.
It's the kind of dissembling that we would not accept from our children, yet we are supposed to excuse it as acceptable, standard operating procedure from the adults who present themselves as candidates for public service.
In the opening speech of "The Tragedy of King Richard the Third," published in 1591, the Bard of Avon has his title character declare: "I, that am curtailed of this fair proportion, / Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, / Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time / Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, / And that so lamely and unfashionable / That dogs bark at me as I halt by them..."
And talking of the levy as a contribution, as Mr Cable does, is shameful dissembling.
Admiral Boyce said: "He's dissembling, he's being disingenuous.
"He's dissembling, he's being disingenuous," Admiral Boyce told a national newspaper.
The unveiling, assembling and dissembling of the quartet was an unforgettable experience.