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v. to gain or obtain possession, including the receipt of a legacy from an estate, getting title to real property, or stealing an object.

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TAKE. This is a technical expression which signifies to be entitled to; as, a devisee will take under the will. To take also signifies to seize, as to take and carry away.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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'Tis not ivry child that wud chuck the Rig'lations to Flanders an' stretch Peg Barney on a wink from a brokin an' dilapidated ould carkiss like mysilf.
The tent-ropes was all skew- nosed, an' the pegs looked as dhrunk as the men - fifty av thim - the scourin's, an' rinsin's, an' Divil's lavin's av the Ould Rig'mint.
'You do that, master, and all your cares are over,' said Peg approvingly.
'WHEN I do that, Peg Sliderskew,' thought Arthur Gride, 'they will be.'
Have a skein of the best, and some new buttons for the coat, and--this is a good idea, Peg, and one you'll like, I know--as I have never given her anything yet, and girls like such attentions, you shall polish up a sparking necklace that I have got upstairs, and I'll give it her upon the wedding morning--clasp it round her charming little neck myself--and take it away again next day.
Startled by a ring at the door, he hastily concluded this operation, and locked the press; but there was no need for any particular hurry, as the discreet Peg seldom knew the bell was rung unless she happened to cast her dim eyes upwards, and to see it shaking against the kitchen ceiling.
Quite unmoved, however, Newman left him to sip his own at leisure, or to pour it back again into the bottle, if he chose, and departed; after greatly outraging the dignity of Peg Sliderskew by brushing past her, in the passage, without a word of apology or recognition.
Andy Buckley (Shifnal AC) followed on peg 22, where he fished the bomb with banded pellet for 176-4-0 of carp to over 10lb.
Hot on his heels was Stafford-based Alan Round, manager of Sensas Lifestyle MG, who caught skimmers, hybrids and roach, topped up with 70 small squatt and pinkie-fish for 7-10-12 from peg 70.
Summary: Polyethylene glycol is formed when ethylene glycol polymerizes and reacts with itself yielding a variety of products called as polyethylene glycols (PEGS).
Riders in bright costumes drive their lances into the targets, wooden pegs embedded in the dry ground, their aim sometimes obscured by the dust kicked up by other competitors.
30 January 2019 - US-based Platinum Salesforce Partner Simplus has acquired Salesforce's first partner in Australia, Sqware Peg, the company said.