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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Isle ofEly A region of east-central England with extensive drained fens. The name Isle comes from the high ground amid the fens; Ely probably refers to the eels formerly found in the fens. The city of Ely (population, 10,268) is noted for its cathedral, dating from the 11th century and one of the largest in England.

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  • Near the city are what they call the Ely - fian fields, where the Romans ufed to* bury the alhes of their dead, and they are now made ufe of as a churchyard* This city has a communication with Langue - doc over a wooden-bridge, placed on flat - bottomed boats, oppofite the town: die Lyon D'or, or the Dolphin, are the only inns; where, for three liv res five ibis,

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  • This spring I had the privilege of visiting the Wolf Center in Ely, MN.

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  • This year, being in Ely, Nevada, for Halloween, I was unable to carve a Jack o 'Lantern.

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  • Notes: F Melvin Ely, hampered by sore right ankle, returned to action after missing four games and was the first player off the New Orleans bench.

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  • POSITIVES: Ely is being hailed as one of the few big men in the draft who actually has post moves.

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  • Ely is a new point and click type escape the room game.

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  • Armstrong and his backup, Melvin Ely, combined for 14 points and nine rebounds, with Armstrong scoring eight of those points and throwing down several dunks set up by Paul's brilliance on the drive-and-dish.

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  • Melvin Ely, who entered in the third quarter after Chandler's backup, Hilton Armstrong, left with a sore knee, scored his only point of the game when he made one of two free throws with 26 seconds left, putting New Orleans up 98-97.

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  • The Hornets were playing without their two best interior defenders - Tyson Chandler and David West - and were left with only Melvin Ely and Ryan Bowen to defend one of the best young post players in the game.

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  • Notes: Melvin Ely returned for the Hornets after missing three games because of a tooth infection.

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