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DOVE. The name of a well known bird.
     2. Doves are animals ferae naturae, and not the subject of larceny, unless they are in the owner's custody; as, for example, in a dove-house, or when in the nest before they can fly. 9 Pick. 15. See Whelp.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Some white man must have taught him, for he made the proper swan dive and did it as beautifully as I have ever seen it.
"She beckoned the boy of the swan dive nearer to her, and signed to him to dive over again.
"She took no notice, but held up the gold coin before the eyes of the boy of the swan dive.
'Sawom,' which literally means to swim or dive, is a festival that features discovery dive tour among open water certified divers.
The Philippine participants showcased local diving products and conducted product presentations which included business-to-business (B2B) networking among Chinese dive counterparts.
Effective immediately, the world's leading dive retail, resort and professional membership organisation has taken ownership of Bonnier Corp.'s network of dive media brands, including Scuba Diving magazine,, Sport Diver magazine, and Skin Diver magazine.
Her best dive of 60.80 points was a double-inward summersault with a half twist on a pike position (where divers clip their bodies kissing their knees).
The Egyptian Red Sea has over 400 recorded coral species, several hundred species of fish (20% of which are endemic), stunning reefs, dramatic walls, and an established dive industry, stated DIVE magazine.
The nonagenarian, who lives in Limassol, already held the Guinness record title following a similar successful dive on his 94th birthday last year, where he dived to a depth of 38.1 metres for 41 minutes.
In addition to the Taiwan Visitors Association, four Taiwanese diving business operators also joined the trade show in Singapore, including Divecube Hotel, which owns Asia's deepest diving pool, Taiwan Dive Center in Pingtung, a diving accessory vendor Uspc in Yungho of New Taipei City, and SeaDiving, a local diving travel agency.
At the North Pole, the dive took place under the frozen Arctic Ocean.