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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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"For all this work and much more, and for wise words and challenging debates, I thank Neil and wish him a well-earned rest."
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"Perth Amboy has a well-earned reputation for getting things done, and together with the highly respected Westminster Communities, we will build a center for arts, culture, education, business, shopping and living," stated Mayor Joseph Vas.
perpetrator of such indignities a well-earned slap.
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BANBURY secured their first home points of the year with a well-earned draw against Histon.
Right below, a well-earned cup of tea for Ernie Harrison.
Hilary Rowland was said to be taking a "well-earned rest".
Levy's well-earned position as one of the great dealers of modern art comes from his commitment to the artists he believed in, either because he felt they possessed a talent worthy of public attention or because they worked in a style he wanted to encourage and support.
Anyway, Leavitt is merely exercising his well-earned right to defend himself against the countless brickbats that greeted his last novel.
So it was no surprise that after the final gig in Belfast one third of the Kitties, Natasha Hamilton, couldn't wait to get back home for a little well-earned rest and relaxation.
Today, however, we can all celebrate the success of the hundreds of thousands of students who have worked hard and are collecting their well-earned results" - Schools Minister Nick Gibb (pictured) congratulates those who managed to collect their results.