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BRIDGE. A building constructed over a river, creek, or other stream, or ditch or other place, in order to facilitate the passage over the same. 3 Harr. 108.
     2. Bridges are of several kinds, public and private. Public bridges may be divided into, 1st. Those which belong to the public; as state, county, or township bridges, over which all the people have a right to pass, with or without paying toll these are built by public authority at the public expense, either of the state itself, or a district or part of the state.
     3. - 2d. Those which have been built by companies, or at the expense of private individuals, and over Which all the people have a right to pass, on the payment of a toll fixed by law. 3d. Those which have been built by private individuals and which have been dedicated to public uses. 2 East, R. 356; 5 Burr. R. 2594; 2 Bl. R. 685 1 Camp. R. 262, n.; 2 M. & S. 262.
     4. A private bridge is one erected for the use of one or more private persons; such a bridge will not be considered a public bridge, although it may be occasionally used by the public. 12 East, R. 203-4. Vide 7 Pick. R. 844; 11 Pet. R. 539; 7 N. H. Rcp. 59; 1 Pick. R. 432; 4 John. Ch. R. 150.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Hematoxylin-eosin staining showed cytoplasm-abundant tumor cells connected by intercellular bridges. Keratinization was not clear (Figure 2(a)).
B, dVIN with basal layer atypia, pleomorphic nuclei, and intercellular bridges. C, p53 strongly expressed in basal and parabasal layers.
Poorly differentiated Carcinoma, there is very little resemblance to the normal tissue and cells, intercellular bridges are scarce, keratinization is rare, cellular and nuclear pleomorphism are prominent.
They lack discernible intercellular bridges, unlike real squamous metaplasia (hematoxylin-eosin stain, original magnification 40x (a), 100x (b), 400x (c), and 100x (d)).
Histopathological examination (Figure 3) showed stained with eosin and haematoxylin showing concentric calcified rings, polygonal cell and intercellular bridges. A final diagnosis of central calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumour was considered.

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