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PURLIEU, Eng. law. A space of land near a forest, known by certain boundaries, which was formerly part of a forest, but which has been separated from it.
     2. The history of purlieus is this. Henry III., on taking possession of the throne, manifested so great a taste for forests that he enlarged the old ones wherever he could, and by this means enclosed many estates, which had no outlet to the public roads, and things increased in this way until the reign of King John, when the public reclamations were so great that much of this land was disforested; that is, no longer had the privileges of the forests, and the land thus separated bore the name of purlieu.

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Before you reach the northern edge of the purlieu, marked by a thick treeline, you will meet a third crossroads.
Many young people in the state system are courageously battling to learn while fielding a barrage of negative influences, not least a lack of aspirational encouragement from family who don't believe they can fulfil their dreams, unfavourable studying conditions, cynical educators, politicians and media who would have many children streamed into low expectations and "the trades" - "for the good of the country" - and that old festering sore of relentless class distinction and the conviction that underprivileged children should neither aspire beyond their origins nor their prejudice-defined purlieu.
Woollard, of Dibden Purlieu, Hampshire, admitted violent disorder after his mum Tania Garwood persuaded him to give himself up.
BUCHAN Stewart, Dibden Purlieu, Southampton, Hants.
She was last seen by her family at their home in Dibden Purlieu, Hampshire on September 4.
Rosemary Edwards, 15, has not been seen since she left her family home in Wellington Close, Dibden Purlieu, Hants, on September 4.
Project researcher Christine Hodgetts said the spring was probably a quarter of a mile away, in Purlieu Lane.
If the narrator often falls into pastiche, self-parody lies beyond his purlieu. He is too naive for that, and bathos is all too often the inevitable result.
The placing of third world women's texts exclusively within the purlieu of area studies does not necessarily strengthen our understanding of either subaltern women or texts.
Woollard, of Dibden Purlieu, Southampton, was one of more than 50 people arrested after the protests when dozens of people forced their way into the complex of buildings two weeks ago.
Rosemary Edwards was last seen at her home in Dibden Purlieu, Hampshire, on September 4 after a family argument over her lying about losing a part-time job.
David Edwards said at a press conference that his daughter, Rosemary, who was last seen at her home in Dibden Purlieu, Hampshire, last Tuesday, was not in trouble.