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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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Sino Grandness' strategic expansion plan has been further boosted by the encouraging sales responses from the company's recent participation in the Chengdu Food & Drinks Trade Fair, which is one of the largest trade show of its kind in mainland China.
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From its location, its history, its grandness; it seems to bestride our nation's capital like a giant, a physical representation of how we feel about the Welsh team.
Nevertheless, the ultimate effect was one of immense dignity and, to this day, the portico lends the Central Station an grandness rarely seen elsewhere in the country.
Its new architectural grandness brings the place a little closer in spirit - if not in actual distance - to Manhattan.
Large in scale and rich in texture, it speaks of grandness. This is Philippine abstraction at its best.
Epics such as "The Ten Commandments" and "Lawrence of Arabia" once used such roadshows to trumpet their grandness as studios found themselves competing with TV for eyeballs.
The Ballroom up to 120 guests The Clive Museum up to 15 guests The Housekeeper's Parlour up to 25 guests The Restaurant up to 70 guests The Orangery up to 50 guests Built in 1777 the Ballroom is the largest of the licensed rooms holding up to 120 guests, giving both a grandness and opulence to your day while still retaining an intimate ambience.
While music seems to have swung away from that kind of grandness, Ashcroft still has it in him to pull off a set that pleases a crowd.
In this singular realization of the grandness of everything and our role in it, we may be able to sense what is eternal and what is temporary.
Sara Ryung Clement's set nicely fills the wide Rep space and indicates the grandness of the manse above as well as the grungy detail of the lower depths of the servants' world.