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MONSTER, physiology, persons. An animal which has a conformation contrary to the order of nature. Dunglison's Human Physiol. vol. 2, p. 422.
     2. A monster, although born of a woman in lawful wedlock, cannot inherit. Those who have however the essential parts of the human form and have merely some defect of coformation, are capable of inheriting, if otherwise qualified. 2 Bl. Com. 246; 1 Beck's Med. Jurisp. 366; Co. Litt. 7, 8; Dig. lib. 1, t. 5, l. 14; 1 Swift's Syst. 331 Fred. Code, Pt. 1, b. 1, t. 4, s. 4.
     3. No living human birth, however much it may differ from human shape, can be lawfully destroyed. Traill. Med. Jur. 47, see Briand, Med. Leg. 1ere part. c. 6, art. 2, Sec. 3; 1 Fodere, Med. Leg. Sec. 402-405.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The herd coalescence of opinion which became inevitable the moment the state had set lowing the war attitudes became interpreted as a prewar popular decision, and disinclination to bow to the herd was treated as a monstrously antisocial act.
Unions say the call to axe the 50p rate is monstrously unfair.
"These convicted, registered sex offenders creating profiles under their own names unmasks MySpace's monstrously inadequate countermeasures," the Telegraph quoted Blumenthal, co-leader of the state coalition focused on Internet social-networking safety, as saying.
As a teenager he became involved in drug dealing and petty crime, and at the age of 19 he was convicted of murder in what Cahill calls a "monstrously unfair" trial.
I RECENTLY TESTED Howard Leight's Impact Sport electronic ear muffs at a four-day shooting event where I fired handguns up to a ported, monstrously loud .460 S&W.
Ripper put it, "Do you realize that fluoridation is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous communist plot we have ever had to face?"
Gregory relates that when "the great Basil" returned from school as a young man, "he was monstrously conceited about his skill in rhetoric" until Macrina gave him a talk.
But, in fact, it is a monstrously complex challenge--and not because of technological problems per se.
government had tightened a policy the late pope described as "monstrously immoral": the 42year-old embargo against Cuba.
As Faulkner did, Cormac McCarthy likes to have his characters crushed by overwhelmingly, monstrously huge forces that can scarcely be recognized or defined, as there is nothing to compare them to on a human scale.
In trying to name our fiscal ailments, let's be careful we do not act monstrously.
Rosenberg borrows from the popular book and movie The Perfect Storm, which told how a rare combination of meteorological forces resulted in a monstrously destructive force, to describe the escalation in traffic deaths and injuries in poorer countries.