leagues of land and many millions of dollars.
You can tell a Parisian two leagues off.
With the opening of the Ilth century, the pax ecclesiae spread over northern France and Burgundy, and diocesan leagues began to be organized for its maintenance.
He chose to have his fifty leagues in two allotments.
The pope drew a line from north to south one hundred leagues west of the Azores and Cape Verde Islands, and gave the Spaniards the claim to all to the west (May 4, 1493).
At this period Athens was altogether overshadowed in material strength by the great Hellenistic monarchies and even by the new republican leagues of Greece; but she could still on occasion display great energy and patriotism.
In contrast with the Macedonian sympathies of Megalopolis Mantineia joined the leagues against Antipater (322) and Antigonus Gonatas (266).
The Achaean and Aetolian Leagues are independent powers, which the Macedonian can indeed check by garrisons in Corinth, Chalcis and elsewhere, but which keep a field clear for Hellenic freedom within their borders.
A conference was held between the two powers at Tordesillas in 1494, and by common consent the line was shifted to three hundred and seventy leagues west of the Cape Verde Islands.
At the north-east corner of the town is a sulphur spring, and 4 leagues to the south there is a hot sulphur spring (Hammam `Ali), much frequented by invalids.
Domesday Book mentions Salford as held by Edward the Confessor and as having a forest three leagues long and the same broad.
Parliament now insisted on inquisition for heretics: an act was passed (which never took effect) against " bands " or private leagues among the nobles: the Covenant was called " the great band," by cavaliers in days to come.
The Nahr Malk or royal river, modern Radhwaniya, leaves the Euphrates five leagues below this and joins the Tigris three leagues below Ctesiphon; while the Kutha, modern Habl-Ibrahim, leaving the Euphrates three leagues below the Malk joins the Tigris ten leagues below Ctesiphon.
The means employed for its enforcement remained practically the same: spiritual penalties, such as excommunication, special ecclesiastical tribunals, sworn leagues of peace, and assistance from the temporal power.
At present such chambers exist in many Italian cities, while leagues of improvement,, or of resistance, are rapidly spreading in the country districts.
Each captaincy extended along fifty leagues of coast.
On the 22nd of July, 35 leagues N.W.
The city was soon rebuilt, and as a member of both the Delian Leagues attached itself by numerous treaties to the Athenians.
They began to form leagues which the greatest princes and combinations of princes could not afford to despise.
Of these leagues the chief at this time was the Rhenish Confederation, which has been already mentioned.
In spite of the peace of 1389 the cities had again begun to form leagues for peace; but, having secured a certain amount of recognition in the south and west of Germany, the new king turned aside from the pressing problems of government and in 1401 made a futile attempt to reach Rome, an enterprise which covered him with ridicule.
In 1433 the opposing leagues signed a treaty of peace, and,.
The present city is about two leagues from the original site (Pueblo Viejo).
In 1529, by the treaty of Zaragosa, Spain relinquished to Portugal all claims to the Moluccas and agreed that no Spaniard should trade or sail west of a meridian drawn 297 leagues east of the Moluccas.
Sarsar, the modern Abu-Ghurayb, leaves the Euphrates three leagues lower down and enters the Tigris between Bagdad and Ctesiphon.
In 1839 the Congress of the Republic set apart fifty square leagues (221,420 acres) of land for the establishment of two universities.
leagues of public land) was settled affirmatively in 1867, but the final land patents were not issued until 1884 by the national government.
Towards the close of the middle ages it appears several times at the head of leagues of the Swabian towns.
In both regions leagues which agitated for Poland were from the native Polish and Masurian elements of the population, but in the course of the plebiscitary campaign they went over to the Germans.
Having bought in 834 territories at Samarra, a small place situated a few leagues above Bagdad, he caused a new residence to be built there, whose name, which could be interpreted "Unhappy is he who sees it," was changed by him into Sorra-man-ra`a, "Rejoiced is he who sees it."
It may seem strange that in France the towns never had recourse to those interurban leagues which played so important a part in Italian and in German history.
In the winter1876-1877a disease which appears to have been plague appeared in two villages in the extreme north of the province of Khorasan, about 25 leagues from the south-east angle of the Caspian Sea.
Sweden's peculiar geographical position made her virtually invulnerable for six months out of the twelve, her Pomeranian possessions afforded her an easy ingress into the very heart of the moribund empire, while her Finnish frontier was not many leagues from the Russian capital.
The treaty gave to Portugal all lands which might be discovered east of a straight line drawn from the Arctic Pole to the Antarctic, at a distance of 370 leagues west of Cape Verde.
a grant (asiento) of two hundred leagues of the coast from the boundary of the Portuguese possessions southward towards the Straits of Magellan, and the inland country which lay behind it.
She was directed not to reside within forty leagues of Paris, and after considerable delay she determined to go to Germany.
That to which he gave the name of Santo Amaro adjoined Sao Vicente, the two towns being only three leagues asunder.
But the vessels were wrecked upon some shoals about one hundred leagues to the south of Maranhao; the few survivors, after suffering immense hardships, escaped to the nearest settlements, and the undertaking was abandoned.
For this purpose a united army was to serve under an imperial general, and all leagues were to be dissolved.
Returning with this charter of freedom, he organized the missions over a territory having a coast-line of 400 leagues, and a population of 200,000 souls, and in the next six years (1655-61) the indefatigable missionary set the crown on his work.
The wide streets are traversed by a system of tramways, which pass through modern suburbs to the mining district about two leagues inland, and on the west a canal enables small vessels to enter the town without using the port.
This is the meaning of the three leagues, in the March, in the duchy of Spoleto and in Tuscany, which now combined the chief cities of the papal territory into allies of the holy see.
Com posed mainly of elements drawn from the Left, and dependent for a majority upon the support of the subversive groups of the Extreme Left, the formation of this cabinet gave the signal for a vast working-class movement, during which the Socialist party sought to extend its political influence by means of strikes and the organization of labor leagues among agricultural laborers and artisans.
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Troops were summoned to Seville and the war began by the siege of Alhama, a town eight leagues from Granada, the Moorish capital.
In the course of the summer he took the fortresses of Arad, Lippa and Vilagos; provided himself with guns and trained gunners; and one of his bands advanced to within five leagues of the capital.
The first permanent settlement was made by Duarte Coelho Pereira at Olinda in 1530, and four years later he was granted a capitania of 50 leagues extending from the mouth of the Sao Francisco northward to that of the Iguarassu.
By an invention probably due to Humfray Cole and published in 1 578 by William Bourne in his Inventions and Devices, it was proposed to register a ship's speed by means of a "little small close boat," with a wheel, or wheels, and an axle-tree to turn clockwork in the little boat, with dials and pointers indicating fathoms, leagues, scores of leagues and hundreds of leagues.
The Santa and Nepena valleys are separated by a desert 8 leagues in width, on the shores of which there is a good anchorage in the bay of Ferrol, where the port of Chimbote is the terminus of a railway.
There are 9 leagues of desert between the Nepena and Casma, 16 between the Casma and Huarmey, and 18 between the Huarmey and Fortaleza.
Two leagues north-north-east of Albarracin is the remarkable fountain called Cella, 3 700 ft.
A blow was struck at the cities, which were forbidden to form leagues or to receive Pfahlburger.
Sigismund, on his part, tried to enforcer peace upon the country by forming leagues of the cities, but to no purpose; in fact all his plans for reform came to nothing.
Leagues and counterleagues were formed; and a confederacy of cities, with Milan at its head, challenged the strength of Germany under one of its sternest emperors, Frederick Barbarossa.
for an opening through the ice, and on the 6th of July, "voide of hope of a north-east passage (except by the Waygats, for which I was not fitted to trie or prove)," he resolved to sail to the north-west, and if time and means permitted to run a hundred leagues up Lumley's Inlet (Frobisher Strait) or Davis's "overfall" (Hudson Strait).
"At eight hundred leagues from France, I will not have my Guard destroyed!" he said, and turning his horse rode back to Shevardino.
He's playing in the big leagues.
The formation of a Latin empire in the East increased the popes prestige; while at home it was his policy to organize Countess Matildas heritage by the formation of Guelph leagues, over which he presided.
The influence of the happier communities has been exercised on behalf of those in a worse position by individuals such as Sir Moses Montefiore rather than by societies or leagues.
The Cabetes, who possessed the soil, were fierce and pertinacious; and, assisted by the French, who traded to that coast, Coelho had to gain by inches what was granted him by leagues.
The date of the discovery of diamonds,, upon which its wealth and importance chiefly depend, is uncertain,, but the official announcement was made in 1729, and in the following year the mines were declared crown property, with a crown reservation, known as the "forbidden district," 42 leagues.
The second league is further interesting as the precursor of the Achaean and Aetolian Leagues.
It contains a suggestion of a Panama Canal, "by which the voyage to the South Sea would be shortened by more than 150o leagues."
Chalcis subsequently became a member of both the Delian Leagues.
Against invasion it furnished a permanent provision both in men-at-arms and strongholds; nor was it unsuited for the campaigns of neighbouring counts and barons which lasted for only a few weeks, and extended over only a few leagues.
Several 17th-century writers extend the " empire " to the north of the Zambezi, Bocarro giving it in all " a circumference of more than three hundred leagues."
2, pp. 371-377) states that in the stomach of one he obtained at Caripe he found the seed of a tree which he believed did not grow nearer than 80 leagues.
The two explorers by opposite routes approached within 20 leagues of each other.
From 1047 to the year of his death, Henry was almost constantly at war with William, who held his own against the king's formidable leagues and beat back two royal invasions, in 1055 and 1058.
up Portland Canal to its head, and thence, as defined in the treaty of cession to the United States, quoting a boundary treaty of 1825 between Great Britain and Russia, following " the summit of the mountains situated parallel to the coast " to the 141st meridian, provided that when such line runs more than ten marine leagues from the ocean the limit " shall be formed by a line parallel to the windings of the coast and which shall never exceed the distance of ten marine leagues therefrom."
He called into existence a formidably large number of officers to govern it, but his charter was in conflict with the other (mutually conflicting) grants of the Council for New England, east of the Piscataqua; and Gorges and his agents met with a determined opposition under the leadership of George Cleeve, the deputy-president of the Lygonia, or " Plough " Patent, which extended along the coast from 1 By this charter, issued in 1578, Sir Humphrey Gilbert was entitled to all territory lying within two hundred leagues of any colony that he might plant within six years; although it had long since lapsed, Raleigh Gilbert seems not to have been aware of it.
Similarly the various cities were divided in their allegiance between the Achaean and the Aetolian leagues, with the result that Arcadia became the battleground of these confederacies, or fell a prey to Sparta and Macedonia.
In 1435 Affonso Goncalvez Baldaya, the prince's cup-bearer, passed fifty leagues beyond; and before the close of 1436 the Portuguese had almost reached Cape Blanco.
Thus Diniz Diaz, Nuno Tristam, and others reached the Senegal in 1445; Diaz rounded Cape Verde in the same year; and in 1446 Alvaro Fernandez pushed on almost to our Sierra Leone, to a point 10 leagues beyond Cape Verde.
They gradually in' reased their influence among other tribes, until, by union with the Toltecs, who occupied the tableland before them, they extended their empire to an area of from 18,000 to 20,000 square leagues.
Regarding Paris, the Protestants could conduct worship within five leagues of the city; previously this prohibition had extended to a distance of ten leagues.
They can carry about one hundred pounds or more, and the Spaniards used to ride them, and they would go four or five leagues a day.
If the limited use of the word according to our sources is not purely accidental, at all events there were many Greek leagues, not expressly termed amphictyonies, which had the characteristics here stated.
Champagne; while the treaty of May 20th, 1186, was his first rough lesson to the feudal leagues, which he had reduced to powerlessness, and to the subjugated duke of Burgundy and count of Flanders.
had for seven years, from 1465 to 1472, to struggle against fresh Pragueries, called vie Leagues of the Public Weal (presumably from their Leagues disregard of it), composed of the most powerful of the French nobles, to whom he had set the example of Public revolt.
His journey was long and triumphant, and his return precipitate; indeed it very nearly ended in a disaster at Fornovo, owing to the first of those Italian holy leagues which at the least sign of friction were ready to turn against France.
The suppression of both the leagues was stipulated for (1580).
Despite the leagues of either faith, religious liberty was now confirmed by the more free and generous spirit of Henry IV.
But neither Necker nor his wife cared to remain out of office, and in 1787 Necker was banished by "lettre de cachet" 40 leagues from Paris for attacking Calonne.
was won over, and on the 26th of July 1529 was executed at Toledo the famous capitulacion, by which Pizarro was upon certain conditions made governor and captain-general of the province of New Castile for the distance of 200 leagues along the newly discovered coast, and invested with all the authority and prerogatives of a viceroy, his associates being left in wholly secondary positions.
Three strong leagues had been formed among them about 1431, and the spirit of municipal independence was most prominently represented by the neighbouring and allied towns of Berlin and Coln.
I don't want to screw around and play against the big leagues in Philadelphia; all your friends with the crazy middle names like, 'The Shiv' and 'The Hunchback' and 'Three Fingers'â€”really neat nicknames like that.
affiliation fees from member leagues.
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The leagues have enabled us to move up and contrary to other's beliefs we have not done it on big money backers.
We also play competitive badminton, in local leagues.
RB: I'm playing baseball in the Major Leagues.
The site includes images of cricket ties and cricket blazers, and links to US and Canadian leagues.
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hockey umpire in local leagues.
The Ladies draw was reduced to four after Falmouth withdrew from the leagues, they continued with their ' double knockout ' draw.
It is running with colleagues from 8 LEAs in partnership with schools from those leagues from 8 LEAs in partnership with schools from those LEAs.
The members are all artists at the top of their respective leagues, in the city.
Snooks have teams in 3 different snooker leagues and in the pool league and are always looking for new players or teams to join.
There are two leagues run by the NSRA for small-bore rifles and air rifles and pistols.
It can cope with several tournament systems including round robins, simple leagues, swiss systems and more.
Which player has won the most silverware in the English leagues?
skittle leagues are the focus of fierce neighborhood rivalries in the long, thin alleys tacked to the back of pubs.
He's also a qualified hockey umpire in local leagues.
in circumference and 8 to 16 leagues in diameter.
In 1392 he became head of the league of God's House (originally formed against him in 1367), one of the three Raetian leagues, but, in 1526, after the Reformation, lost his temporal powers, having fulfilled his historical mission (see GxrsoNs).
Musri was entrusted to the care of the Arabian Idibi'il (of the desert district), but continued to support antiAssyrian leagues (see Hoshea), and again in 720 (two years after the fall of Samaria) was in alliance with Gaza and north Palestine.
Sutter (1803-1880), who held a grant of eleven square leagues around the present site of Sacramento, whereon he built a fort.
The Aetolian and Achaean leagues (see Aetolia, and Achaean League) were in all respects more important than the preceding and constitute a new epoch in European politics.
All year round skittle leagues are the focus of fierce neighborhood rivalries in the long, thin alleys tacked to the back of pubs.
Local Leagues local leagues are also autonomous voluntary bodies, which organize table tennis competition at a local level.
Eight-ball and nine-ball are the games played in leagues and tournaments, with eight-ball played more often.
Fantasy owners within the fantasy hockey leagues compete against each other, using hockey statistics based on individual players.
There may be many different leagues available for each sport.
Many websites offer free leagues and paid leagues.
Paid leagues allow for an actual prize at the end of the season.
The fees for joining the paid leagues range from five dollars to hundreds of dollars.
Even the national leagues of the different sports support the fantasy teams.
Sports offers an online set up for free leagues.
You can also create your own leagues or join a private group.
Fantasy Sports R Us brings a variety of fantasy sports for paid and free leagues.
Most leagues use what is called a performance-based scoring system.
Many leagues have different rules and different roster requirements.
Some fantasy leagues ask participants to draft a team defense; they then award points, based on things like quarterback sacks, interceptions and total yards surrendered.
Most football leagues reverse the order every round, so if you select second in the first round, you'll pick eleventh in the second round, and so on.
Most leagues allow trading players, acquiring free agents and placing players on an injured reserve list.
Some leagues even accept the trading of future draft picks, just like the NFL.
Combination sites are those that offer some free information, along with more-detailed statistics and advice for pay; most combination sites also host leagues of some kind.
Of course, pay leagues with cash prizes are also available at ESPN.
When you arrive there, you'll find details on creating your owner profile, signing up for leagues and lots of valuable NFL information.
However, the site makes this easy by hosting different pages for different sports and different leagues.
Free fantasy football leagues are everywhere.
Sure, some leagues were throwing in a small cash entry fee, but most of the time the fees paid for trophies or small monetary prizes.
For the traditionalists, though, who still desire free leagues, there are plenty available.
Most, however, provide mainly statistical information, cheat sheets and pay leagues.
FLEAFLICKER.COM is a free site that offers a variety of leagues and services.
This site has free leagues of various types.
Play in keeper leagues, performance leagues and others.
The webmasters organize the leagues with a very nice league home page.
Free fantasy leagues at AOL are similar to those at other major sports web sites, like Yahoo Fantasy Football.
Fantasy Football Challenge has six different leagues, all with cash prizes.
Known mainly as a popular sports magazine, The Sporting News web site has free fantasy football leagues that give fantasy enthusiasts another opportunity to play for cash, with no entry fee.
Like other fantasy sports, online fantasy basketball is a game in which people join leagues at popular sites, like ESPN, and participate either with friends they invite or with other fantasy basketball enthusiasts nationwide.
Some fantasy basketball leagues play this way, too.
In other words, you draft your players, much like you do in fantasy football leagues and other fantasy leagues, but you do not play a head-to-head schedule.
Some leagues prefer to break the season into increments.
Although some of the rules may be similar to other fantasy basketball leagues, salary cap leagues give owners the opportunity to incorporate the business side of professional sports into fantasy play.
Draft leagues are much more challenging than bracket pools.
Leagues generally have between eight and 16 players.
Places like Yahoo might have leagues with prize money, but they do not typically offer "Pick'em" games, as does Fantasy Online Sports.
Yahoo has detailed information and leagues for all of the major sports mentioned previously, as well as most minor sports, and its fantasy football insights are especially interesting.
LTK: What do you see as the most popular sports for online fantasy leagues?
KS: We provide live interactivity with most major sports teams and leagues (football, basketball, baseball and soccer) during the game, with live game alerts and predictive questions offered during every period.
If this is a market you enjoy photographing, then consider affiliating yourself with specific leagues or schools.
While the resort is much smaller than some of the other ski areas outside of Denver and Colorado Springs, they offer amenities like free parking and WiFi, season passes without blackout dates or restrictions, and Monday night race leagues.
In addition to the soccer, cycling, and skating opportunities listed previously, Bozeman Parks and Recreation offers information on dozens of teams, leagues, and organizations devoted to sports and fitness.
Beckham has played soccer in multiple countries, for multiple leagues, and has won recognition for his talents including an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his contribution to the sport.
Most schools and community leagues offer many other sports options for kids, such as volleyball or track.
The school is known for its Baptist ties and is accredited by numerous known accreditation leagues.
Following your favorite athletes in the professional leagues can be a lot of fun.
Participating in fantasy sports leagues with friends can be very enjoyable too, but nothing quite beats simulating the professional sports arena with fine-tuned video games.
With a little practice now, your youngster may be ready for the big leagues by the time he or she plays on a team.
If you are physically active, look into participating in activities that would draw men, such as kickball, hiking, softball leagues or other sport activities.
College Entrance - Many colleges, including the Ivy leagues, actively recruit homeschoolers.
Recreational sports leagues-Most cities and towns have a recreation department which organizes sports leagues in a variety of sports, such as football, basketball, softball, baseball, tennis, and soccer.
These leagues usually range in age from four years old up to 18 years old.
Plastic cleats are most often used by youth sports leagues.
However, many amateur baseball leagues forbid the use of metal cleats in order to safeguard their player from injuries as well as to protect their fields from excess damage.
Most leagues don't allow metal cleats; others may.
Young bowlers who compete in leagues usually have their own balls instead of using the alley's communal balls; they may also have their own shoes.
Some leagues will specify whether or not metal cleats are allowed, as it's much easier to injure someone if they come in contact with these hard cleats.
Though football cleats are absolutely essential for playing the game, leagues may place some restrictions on the types of shoes that kids can wear out on the field.
All major cities have their own sport leagues and many smaller cities do, too.
From professional to pee wee leagues, cheerleaders everywhere are commanding our attention!
Some leagues have rules about how short the skirt can be, along with definitions of how the shell must cover the midriff when the arms are raised.
Indoor sports leagues - If exercise equipment isn't for you, consider joining an indoor sports league - such as indoor soccer, racquetball or tennis.
Most communities have organized sports leagues for adults.
Thousand Leagues Under the Sea'', for example, the inspiration for all modern submarines, was based on either technology that existed at the time or was a logical extrapolation of current research.
Normally traditional black and white uniforms are what come to mind, but in actuality, many leagues require referees to wear specific colors.
Custom Uniforms manufacturers sports team uniforms for schools, corporations and leagues.
Youth teams and leagues often want uniforms that can be customized with their team's name or logo and has each player's number and name on the back.
The club presents leagues and bonspiels (tournaments) throughout the year.
The largest and most productive field is that of Diamantina on the head-waters of the Jequitinhonha River, where diamonds were discovered about 1725, and where the celebrated "diamond reservation" - an oval-shaped territory 8 leagues wide by 16 leagues long (Mawe), with Tejuco, now Diamantina, very nearly in the centre - was established in 1730.
Owing to the inadequate supply of labour two important immigration leagues of business men were formed in 1904 and 1905, and in 1907 the state government began officially to attempt to secure desirable foreign immigration, sending agents abroad to foster it.
The chronology of this expansion is entirely unknown, nor can we recover with certainty the names of the cities which constituted the two leagues of twelve founded in the conquered districts on the analogy of the original league in Etruria proper (below).
This league was joined by a powerful group of princes and nobles and found recognition by the prince-electors of the Empire; but for want of leadership it did not stand the test, when Richard of Cornwall and Alphonso of Castile were elected rival kings in 1257.2 In the following centuries the imperial cities in south Germany, where most of them were situated, repeatedly formed leagues to protect their interests against the power of the princes and the nobles, and destructive wars were waged; but no great political issue found solution, the relative position of the parties after each war remaining much what it had been before.
From Cyprus they went to the port of Antioch in Syria, and thence travelled for a year to the khan's court, going ten leagues a day.
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