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SERVITUDES, NATURAL, civil law. Those servitudes which arise in consequence of the nature of the soil.
     2. By law the inferior heritages, are submitted in relation to the natural flow of waters, and the like, to the superior. An inferior field is, therefore, subject to the injury or prejudice which the situation of the ground, in its natural state, way cause it.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Ashworth, Jr., that natural history underwent a radical transformation in the middle of the seventeenth century.
(1990) Minerals of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History: The Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems.
"It was pleasing to see a number of new faces, some of whom reported they had been inspired by the show of natural history digital photographs.
By far the best study of the natural history of AOMT was published in 2003 by Ruohola et al in Finland.
His playground was the American Museum of Natural History, where his mother worked with anthropologist Margaret Mead.
Information gleaned from the whale will be used in the UK's Marine Mammal Strandings Project, run by ZSL and the Natural History Museum.
These include natural history societies and local branches of groups such as the RSPB and Butterfly Conservation.
The Natural History Museum, with its fortress-like construction and spired towers, documents the evolution of science through the ages.
UK Whale, dolphin and porpoise strandings in the UK have more than doubled in the past ten years, from 360 in 1994 to 782 last year, according to the Natural History Museum.
He conducted research in the fields of evolution, natural history, endocrinology, and reproduction in the United States and Europe and participated in natural history expeditions in Cuba and up the Orinoco River in South America.
It would appear obvious that part of the proposed research effort must focus on the how and the why of weight gain, that is, its "natural history." It may come as a surprise to know that this is something not well-understood.

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