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SIGHT, contracts. Bills of exchange are frequently made payable at sight, that is, on presentment, which might be taken naturally to mean that the bill should then be paid without further delay; but although the point be not clearly settled, it seems the drawee is entitled to the days of grace. Beaw. Lex Mer. pl. 256; Kyd on Bills, 10; Chit. on Bills, 343-4; Bayley on Bills, 42, 109, 110; Selw. N. P. 339.
     2.-The holder of a bill payable at sight, is required to use due diligence to put it into circulation, or have it presented for acceptance within a reasonable time. 20 John. 146; 7 Cowen, 705; 12 Pick. 399 13 Mass. 137; 4 Mason, 336; 5 Mason's 118; 1 McCord, 322; 1 Hawks, 195.
     3. When the bill is payable any number of days after sight, the time begins to run from the period of presentment and acceptance, and not from the time of mere presentment. 1 Mason, 176; 20 John. 176.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Traditionally, coarse-grained soils are usually identified as frost heave insensitive materials because of the large grain size, small grain surface energy, weak hydrophilic performance, little film water, large porosity, unapparent capillarity, and weak water migration, and water is easy to freeze into ice in situ [1-4].
Heave motion is generally used in the research of floating offshore engineering.
Some of these include frost heave, loads on pipeline components due to snow and ice accumulation, thermal stresses due to extreme cold temperatures, and confined expansion of freezing water within components.
More water is drawn to that location to replace the liquid water that was removed due to a concentration gradient and, according to Penner, "pressure is developed so that the ice and soil above it are lifted." How high can frost heave lift the soil?
A It looks like a classic case of frost heave. You can see from the painted design on the drywall that the adjacent sheets of drywall didn't pull apart horizontally.
One phenomenon, called frost heave, is the expansion that occurs when wet, fine-grained soils freeze.
"I have as yet, no logs to roll, and no brickbats to heave" - an ironic, "sterling" Brown affirmation - pivots the essay "Our Literary Audience" (42).
These effects all result from a common phenomenon known as frost heave. It occurs when water-saturated soil freezes, pushing the ground up.