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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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Sunday will features harness racing at the grandstand at 2 p.m., with the carnival running from 1-5 p.m.
The grandstand, however, was demolished to give way to the restoration of the Sunburst Park, one of the pet projects of Ilonggo Senator Franklin Drilon.
However, under the early bird discount Main Grandstand seating costs BD120 for four days, Batelco Grandstand seats are BD102 each, Turn One Grandstand tickets are BD85, and University and Victory Grandstand seats are BD51 apiece.
With each three-day adult grandstand ticket purchased, 'Kids Go Free'.
An indoor practice facility also will be built in the west grandstand, along with locker rooms, treatment space and a weight room.
The grandstand would have black and white seats with Wedgwood blue cladding to match the other grandstands.
The relocation and reorganisation within Grandstand Group, which employs about 50 full-time staff, is expected to create around a dozen new posts.
e relocation of Grandstand Group, which employs about 50 sta, is expected to create around a dozen new posts.
Maintenance has also been going on at the Turn One Grandstand, the Batelco Grandstand, and the University and Victory grandstands.
(OTC: BTZO) has entered into a letter of intent to acquire New York City-based Grandstand Sports and Memorabilia.
Having sold out the original capacity of 30,500, Ascot has created a new temporary facility, the Champions Bar, to the west of the main grandstand.
FITCHBURG - Work will begin soon on one of the city's jewels, with the announcement that the roof of the Crocker Field grandstand will be replaced.