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  • Many intellectuals are motivated by different desires—not the accretious ones of having ready access to fashion, beer, autos, and appliances, but the longing for an infinitely deferred utopia . . . .

    --Timothy Brennan, 1997, At Home in the World: Cosmopolitanism Now, p. 216

    July 26, 2010

  • "...and the evidence satisfied the jury that the land in dispute was accretious to Wallace Island, the verdict was necessarily for the plaintiff. -- Atlantic Reporter, Vol. 64:384, 1907.

    This term, while apparently valid here, is commonly a mis-rendering of the term "accretions" by OCR readers.

    July 26, 2010