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PUNCTUATION, construction. The act or method of placing points (q.v.) in a written or printed instrument.
     2. By the word point is here understood all the points in grammar, as the comma, the semicolon, the colon, and the like.
     3. All such instruments are to be construed without any regard to the punctuation; and in a case of doubt, they ought to be construed in such a manner that they may have some effect, rather than in one in which they would be nugatory. Vide Toull. liv. 3, t. 2, c. 5, n. 430; 4 T. R. 65; Barringt. on the Stat. 394, n. Vide article Points.

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The hyphen -- not to be confused with the long dash which follows this phrase -- is a character resembling a very short typographical rule, used either to join the parts of a compound, or to indicate that a word has been broken at a line-ending in the interests of justification.
Anoraks please note: Foig a Ballagh (1844 St Leger) had no hyphens when he won his Classic; they materialised only when he went to stud as Faugh- a-Ballagh.
Felix Vasquez, President and CTO of Hyphen, stated, "We are in the business of connecting the residential construction supply chain, and this agreement helps us to further this core initiative.
Agreeing to hear this argument on the merits of an allegedly missing hyphen which both the Court and MOR were well aware of challenges the authority of the Stockholm arbitration, which is widely accepted as the de facto source for the resolution of former USSR related disputes.
In the same column, Safire also tackled the use of the hyphen between adverbs ending in ly--such as skantily--and adjectives--such as clad.
Recently, Hyphen reaffirmed its integration to both Newstar and Fast, for the benefit of builders and suppliers alike.
We're proud to announce the launch of Smart Hyphen after a fruitful cooperation with WoodWing Software," said Jaap Woestenburg of TALO B.
It is possible to register more than one domain name, one, which is the main URL, and others, which can redirect users to the main URL, for example using hyphens and obvious misspellings.
Fifty percent of the geometry we create never gets used because we have to try myriad approaches to get the design just right," said Hyphen Design Director Cameron Treeby.
DALLAS, July 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The cloud-based construction management software company Hyphen Solutions today released their new warranty module, Hyphen Warranty, to select BuildPro customers.
GenerH is a full service brand agency specializing in developing creative communications to reach the Hyphen Generation.
and ADDISON, Texas, June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Timberlake Cabinetry and Hyphen Solutions today announce the successful integration of Hyphen Solution's SupplyPro Connect with Timberlake Cabinetry's Maestro CRM/Project Management application to electronically manage the Supply Chain relationship between Timberlake and their homebuilder customers.