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POINTS, construction. Marks in writing and in print, to denote the stops that ought to be made in reading, and to point out the sense.
     2. Points are not usually put in legislative acts or in deeds: Eunom. Dial. 2, Sec. 33, p. 239; yet, in construing them, the courts must read them with such stops as will give effect to the whole. 4 T. R. 65.
     3. The points are the comma, the semi-colon, the colon, the full point, the point of interrogation and exclamation. Barr. on the Stat. 294, note; vide Punctuation.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The main drafts points of the Horse Racing Ireland (Amendment) Bill 2014 that aims to strengthen the Minister for Agriculture's control and streamline the functions of Horse Racing Ireland and the Turf Club, reveal a key change to the relationship between them, with the regulatory body set to find itself with reduced autonomy.
"The Equine Touch can bring benefits to all horses," she said: "It can help to improve the performance of competition horses, aid recovery of sick horses on box rest, maximise bodily functions of elderly horses and encourage positive contact between foals and humans." By addressing the connective tissue, such as fascia, muscles, tendons and ligaments, the practitioner stimulates precise points of the horse's body using a specific move, or a series of moves, to help the horse rebalance itself.
'The process involves the practitioner using fingers and thumbs on precise points of the horse's body, you apply a rolling action, which affects the muscles, ligaments and tendons.