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STAPLE, intern. law. The right of staple as exercised by a people upon foreign merchants, is defined to be, that they may not allow them to set their merchandises and wares to sale but in a certain place.
     2. This practice is not in use in the United States. 1 Chit. Com. Law, 103; 4 Inst. 238; Malone, Lex Mere. 237; Bac. Ab. Execution, B 1. Vide Statute Staple.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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0728 693 XXXCannot agree more with your analysis of the inconvenience of stapled newspapers.
Among the ninety patients, forty five patients underwent Milligan-Morgan technique of Open Haemorrhoidectomy and forty five patients underwent Longo technique of Stapled Haemorrhoidopexy.
The proportion of patients included with Grade 3 and Grade 4 haemorrhoids were similar in Open Haemorrhoidectomy and Stapled Haemorrhoidopexy group (Table 2).
Forty five underwent Longo technique of Stapled Haemorrhoidopexy and forty five underwent Milligan-Morgan technique of Open Haemorrhoidectomy.
Tjandra JJ and Chan MK (2007) published systematic review on Stapled Haemorrhoidopexy of all randomised, controlled trials until August 2006.
Keeping in view the popularity and increasing demand of surgical staplers for intestinal anastomosis, this present study was conducted to compare the conventional hand-sewn method of anastomosis vs the stapled suturing technique in terms of efficacy and safety, in order to sort out the best method for intestinal anastomosis.
After examination of the stapled anastomosis, the enterotomy incision was closed using Catgut 3/0 (Ethicon(r), Johnson and Johnson, Pakistan) applied as a single layer of simple-interrupted suturing pattern.
On the whole, stapled suturing technique requires an average of 10 minutes <the conventional hand-sewn method (Table 2).
It's so obvious no reader wants to buy a stapled newspaper.
The third and final purpose was to determine the moment resistance of T-shaped joints constructed with plywood gusset plates that were either stapled or stapled/glued in place.
The load block was stapled to the edge of the test block with either i or 2 staples.
An identical set was constructed in which the plates were both glued and stapled to the posts and rails.