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PENETRATION, crimes. The act of inserting the penis into the female organs of generation. 9 Car. & Pa 118; S. C. 38 E. C. L. R. 63. See 8 Car. & Payne, 614; 34 E. C. L. R. 562; 5 C. & P. 321; S. C. 24 E, C. L. R. 339; 9 C. & P. 31 Id. 752; 38 E. C. L. R. 320. But in order to commit the crime of rape, it is requisite that the penetration should be such as to rupture the hymen. 5 C. & P. 321.
     2. This has been denied to be sufficient to constitute a rape without emission. (q.v.) Bee, on this subject, 12 Co. 37; Hawk. bk 1, c. 41, s. 3; 1 Hale, P. C. 628; 1 East, P. C. 437, 8; Russ & Ry. C. C. 519; 6 C. & P. 351; 5 C. & P. 297, 321; S. C. 24 E. C. L. R. 339; 1 Chit. Med. Jur. 386 to 395; 1 Virg. Cas. 307; 4 Mood. Cr. Cas. 142, 337; 4 Car. & P. 249; 1 Par. & Fonb. 433; 2 Mood. & M. C. N. P. 122; 1 Russ. C. & M 560; 1 East, P. C. 437.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"Yes, I understand," replied Ned, becoming more attentive; "because the water surrounds me, but does not penetrate."
If some bold navigator attempted to penetrate northward of these islands, he would run a thousand dangers amidst gigantic icebergs, on some of which he would see great blocks of rock borne far away from their original site.
When you penetrate deeply into a country, it is serious ground.
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The foreign body which penetrates the thoracic cavity can cause damage to lung parenchyma, pneumothorax, myocardial defects (Pelosi et al., 2008) and laceration of intra-thoracic vessels.
How much UV light from solar radiation penetrates into a water body has been shown to be affected by chlorophyll content and dissolved organic matter (DOM)--organic material dissolved in water from decomposition of plants and animals.
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One of the enzymes, a proton pump, was abundant in the roots, the part of the worm that penetrates the bone.
A dense foam penetrates grease and root mass to ensure full chemical contact on all root and pipe surfaces.
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(1) EPIPELAGIC ZONE: Sunlight easily penetrates this zone, making living plants plentiful.