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GRAND. An epithet frequently used to denote that the thing. to which it is joined is of more importance and dignity, than other things of the same name; as, grand assize, a writ in a real action to determine the right of property in land; grand cape, a writ used in England, on a plea of land, when the tenant makes default in appearance at the day given for the king to take the land into his hands; grand days, among the English lawyers, are those days in term which are solemnly kept in the inns of court and chancery, namely, Candlemas day, in Hilary term; Ascension day, in Easter term; and All Saint's day, in Michaelmas term; which days are dies non juridici. Grand distress is the name of a writ so called because of its extent, namely, to all. the goods and chattels of the party distrained within the county; this writ is believed to be peculiar to England. Grand Jury. (q. v.) Grand serjeantry, the name of an ancient English military tenure.

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She has said she is willing to 'surrender' the grand piano to authorities (she has already handed over a substantial amount of jewellery that Low gifted her, including a 11.71-carat heart-shaped diamond and a pair of 11-carat diamond earrings) but removing it from her house is posing a problem.
The combination of these two features allows the player to experience the rich and expansive sound of a grand piano played with the lid open.
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At your fingertips is the Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II keyboard, accurately re-creating the touch and response of a concert grand piano with 127 times the resolution of traditional keyboards.
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Expected to sell for up to PS800,000, the Bolin grand piano was played on Mamma Mia, Waterloo and Dancing Queen and its sound has resonated across dancefloors around the world.
"The large central space, which is referred to as the Jazz lounge provides for the communal gathering space where staff, guest's visitors and musicians can meet, relax, interact and occasionally play music on the grand piano."
Steinway manufactures the rim for the case from multiple laminations of hard rock maple pressed into form; according to the company, 10 to 17 laminations of hard rock maple is used for the rim of a grand piano. Spruce is used for the braces and posts.
"The People's Theatre has a lot of resources, but we do not have a baby grand piano. We would be very grateful if someone could lend us one.
Summary: Stiletto boots and a grand piano proved too much for Lady Gaga at her gig in Houston.
JUDE Law gave Sienna Miller a diamond and emerald ring for Christmas - hidden inside a grand piano.
They'll be playing on the symphony's fully restored 1902 Steinway Model "C" concert grand piano and its recently acquired Steinway Model "B" concert grand piano.