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  • When afterwards released, it lay for many months unsold, in consequence of the spinners doubting whether it could be profitably worked up.

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  • Their bodies lay for nine days unburied, for Zeus had changed the people to stone; on the tenth day they were buried by the gods.

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  • Such is the historical basis which we seem to be able to lay for the study of the exegetical problems of the book.

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  • This unsightly mass of rubbish lay for a while as an eyesore, until the happy thought arose of converting it into a broad way joining the new .oNd at Hanover Street with the Old Town at the Lawnmarket.

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  • With this inadequate sum some railway plant was obtained, and subsequently lay for ten years at Delagoa Bay, the scheme having to be abandoned for want of funds.

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  • He paid no attention to the distinction of day and night, and sometimes lay for days together in a trance, while his servants were often disturbed at night by hearing what he called his conflicts with evil spirits.

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  • The prophet, after leaving Mecca, to escape the pursuit of his enemies, the Koreishites, hid himself with his friend Abubekr in a cave near Mecca, and there lay for three days.

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  • Other papers which had been left to Fox lay for years in barrels in a stable garret; they were finally cleared out, their owner, Mary Fox, intending to send them to a paper mill.

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  • Under the law prior to the act of 1889 (a) an agreement to refer disputes generally, without naming the arbitrators, was always irrevocable, and an action lay for the breach of it, although the court could not compel either of the parties to proceed under it; (b) an agreement to refer to a particular arbitrator was revocable, and if one of the parties revoked that particular arbitrator's authority he could not be compelled to submit to it; (c) when, however, the parties had got their tribunal fixed, and were proceeding to carry out the agreement to refer, the act 9 and io Will.

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  • On admission all were to swear to co-operate so far as in them lay for the assertion of the principles of liberty and equality.

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  • She lay for a moment, trying to identify a sound.

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  • When afterwards released, it lay for many months 'unsold, in consequence of the spinners doubting whether it could be profitably worked up.

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  • Power lay for some time in the hands of the queen-mother and in those of her minister, Cardinal Mazarin, who found it difficult to maintain the power of the throne and the integrity of French territory during the domestic troubles of the Fronde and the last stages of the Thirty Year's War.

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  • She lay for a long time in that position.

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  • When he had been placed on his camp bed he lay for a long time motionless with closed eyes.

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