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well

the open space in the centre of a law court.

WELL. A hole dug in the earth in order to obtain water.
     2. The owner of the estate has a right to dig in his own ground, at such a distance as is permitted by law, from his neighbor's land; he is not restricted as to the size or depth, and is not liable to any action for rendering the well of his neighbor useless by so doing. Lois des Bat. part. 1, c. 3, sect. 2, art. 2, Sec. 2.

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"Well, sir, she slipped it into a long envelope, and put it inside a sort of purple box that was standing on the desk."
Well, I'll explain if you'd like to make certain it's all straight.
"Well, it is possible, no doubt," said I, with some reserve.
Then they were told that there was to be a collection for a pious object in church; well, they pulled out their halfpence and gave them, but what for they couldn't say."
`I do not know how long I sat peering down that well. It was not for some time that I could succeed in persuading myself that the thing I had seen was human.
I hoped you would have him all the evening, as well as all dinner-time."
It seemed as if I might next cast my line upward into the air, as well as downward into this element, which was scarcely more dense.
"Suppose," said Ojo, "you wait here and let me do the climbing, for it's on my account we're searching for the dark well. Then, if I don't find anything, I'll come back and join you."
"Well, she thinks too much of herself to associate with those she works with, in the office here, for instance.
For a few days all went on well. I found that my groom understood his business.
To everything cleanly am I well disposed; but I hate to see the grinning mouths and the thirst of the unclean.
'Well, I will in a minute, Eddy, but I can't just yet.