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SUSPENSE. When a rent, profit a prendre, and the like, are, in consequence of the unity of possession of the rent, &c., of the land out of which they issue, not in esse for a time, they are said to be in suspense, tunc dormiunt, but they may be revived or awakened. Co, Litt. 313 a.

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Anyone who is interested in American history or who enjoys the occasional suspenseful murder mystery will enjoy reading this book.
Less is indeed more with Rogue Pictures' remake of John Carpenter's low-budget 1976 thriller "Assault on Precinct 13." With a bigger budget and star cast toplined effectively by Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishburne, French helmer Jean-Francois Richet's update spares no expense on firepower but comes up decidedly less suspenseful than Carpenter's original--itself an update of Howard Hawks' "Rio Bravo." Tellingly, extras on the DVD release focus on the pic's armory, set design and stunts more than its characters.
What follows is an utterly suspenseful account of Isabel's journey, the first known instance of a woman traveling the entire length of the Amazon, battling hostile plants, animals, and humans with every step.
Wegener's continental drift) are cleverly interspersed and told in an exciting, suspenseful way by a skilled, informed and experienced narrator.
Like the title says, it's determined to tie your brain in suspenseful knots.
This adventurous, suspenseful novel will have almost any child reading it cover to cover!
On the surface, this prize-winning novel tells the suspenseful story about how a boy and a Bengal tiger stay alive in the same lifeboat for more than 100 days at sea.
It is an intensely suspenseful drama that unfolds around and up a single tree, during one night.
Chatters recounts the suspenseful series of events that led to the dispute now under way.
In his first novel, the author brings his expertise in the field of NPOs to a suspenseful plot with plenty of twists and turns.
Ominous fear and suspenseful hopefulness plant themselves within the recesses of our consciousness.