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TO MUSTER, mar. law. By this term is understood to collect together and exhibit soldiers and their arms; it also signifies to employ recruits and put their names down in a book to enroll them.

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It has been tested against evidence from many independent avenues of inquiry, and it passes muster in the eyes of virtually all scientists.
Lighting up in commercial office buildings may soon be illegal if MayorMichael Bloomberg's anti- smoking campaign passes muster. As it stands now, landlords can decide whether or not to forbid smoking in their buildings.
Hence, the key would not be whether a transaction passes muster under the law, but rather "what did the senior officer know and when did he know it?" Such inquiries could well result in intrusive or threatening examination practices that the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act was enacted to prevent.(22) Indeed, the proposal could easily spawn suspicion and distrust about the entire return preparation and examination process comparable to that which existed during the era of the infamous "Eleven Questions" (relating to the treatment of facilitation payments to foreign persons) in the 1970s.