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SURVEY, The act by which the quantity of a piece of land is ascertained; the paper containing a statement of the courses, distances, and quantity of land, is also called a survey.
     2. A survey made by authority of law and duly returned into the land office, is a matter of record, and of equal dignity with the patent. 3 Marsh. 226; 2 J. J. Marsh, 160. See 3 Greenleaf, 126; 5 Greenleaf, 24; 14 Mass. 149 1 Harr. & John. 20 1 1 Overt. 199; 1 Dev. & Bat. 76.
     3. By survey is also understood an examination; as, a survey has been made of your house, and now the insurance company will insure it.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Survey radiograph of distal limb showed multifocal lysis of tibia, tarsal and metatarsal bones also (Fig.
Lateral and dorsoventral survey radiographs were obtained before and after injection of the contrast medium using a fine-screen, high-detail film combination (Agfa Medical X-ray film, CP-G plus, Agfa-Gevaert N.
In three animals suspected for traumatic pericarditis, the survey radiographs were not diagnostic due to accumulation of fluid in ventral thoracic area and in one animal, diaphragmatic line was irregular with increased radiodensity of diaphragm, heart and reticular area suggestive of cardiophrenic and reticulophrenic adhesions and potential metallic foreign body was visible in reticular area penetrating the reticulum and pointing towards the diaphragm.
Survey radiographs confirmed presence of gastric enlargement in all 4 birds.

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