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  • He had a long-time feud with a neighbor about a piece of land and alleged trespass, and they'd been "lawin '" for years, with no definite result; but as a topic of conversation it was as fully illustrative of frontier life as the bear-fighting.

    On Horseback

  • "Well, it was rill easy to manage 'em, they bein 'men an' susceptible to fascinations o 'lawin' it over somethin '.

    Friendship Village

  • The good woman was only heard to call to some of her assistants — “Steek the door! steek the door! kill or be killed, let naebody pass out till they hae paid the lawin.”

    Rob Roy

  • If property lawin land and in goodsalso legitimately protects the right to exclude, not just as a way of protecting the right to use but also as a way to give people enough incentive to invest time and effort, then intellectual property law does make sense even if such property is nonrivalrous.

    Scrivener's Error

  • Every Canadian who believes a right guaranteed in the Charter is infringed by an existing lawhas the right to challenge that lawin court ...

    Principles and Approaches

  • Guess even a farmer's got some rights – an 'I can afford to pay for lawin' when I need it done.

    The Camp Fire Girls in the Woods, or Bessie King's First Council Fire

  • The old man is lawin 'with Judge Thatcher about Huck's money, and

    Mitch Miller

  • The good woman was only heard to call to some of her assistants --- ` ` Steek the door! steek the door! kill or be killed, let naebody pass out till they hae paid the lawin. ''

    Rob Roy

  • They 'lowed ez Luke Todd an' Sam Peters kem hyar -- 'twar jes night before las' -- aimin 'ter take the mare away' thout no words an 'no lawin', 'kase they didn't want ter wait.

    'way Down In Lonesome Cove 1895

  • "They're lawin '' bout'n him in thar" -- the sheriff jerked his thumb toward the door.

    His "Day In Court" 1895

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