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HIDE, measures. In England, a hide of land, according to some ancient manuscripts, contained one hundred and twenty acres. Co. Litt. 5; Plowd. 167; Touchst. 93.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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With help from the 1990 program, perhaps Forest Service resource managers can again be leaders, making decisions on the basis of clearly articulated roles and values and then standing behind them-not hiding behind constraints and coefficients and claiming 'the computer model made me do it."
"The initial rioters were long gone, but he found two men hiding behind the bar, including the defendant."
Come on, Mr Gray, be honest about your English-only aspirations for Wales, instead of hiding behind mischievous insinuations about favouritism.
Youths have been hiding behind trees and embankments before leaping out and throwing the missiles at passing traffic.
I hope he will take the time to acknowledge the losses suffered and enormous gains won by those who chose to fight while he was still hiding behind that wall.
WE have no problem with the police hiding behind walls and road signs to catch dangerous drivers, irresponsible drivers, uninsured drivers, drunk or drug-addled drivers, un-MOTd vehicles, stolen vehicles, roadhogs, lorries spewing out enough filth to precipitate global warming, bad drivers generally, and even -- if their speed constitutes recklessness -- speeding drivers.
This light tale will entertain all those YAs who love to gossip and use the computer to communicate with other teenagers hiding behind false identities.
or hiding behind it?," by Senior Associate Editor Suzanne Bilyeu.
They found the front window smashed and then discovered Smith hiding behind bins.
Why, fancy that, there's Steve Martin, alone on the beach, hiding behind black shades and a wide grin.
"I thought we would have challenged Rangers a bit more but some of my players were hiding behind their opponents.
Rooney accu sed the players of hiding behind agents and not facing up to their responsibilities.