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  • n. Plural form of immovable.


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  • Not to mention the immovables, like this house in which I am now sitting, a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and constructed entirely of redwood 100 years ago.

    California Burning

  • "Real estate" in Polish is nieruchomości lit: immovables probably a calque from German. DUNGLISH.

  • To avoid distraction from sensory cognition, we meditate in total darkness and total silence with three immovables (mi-g. yo-ba gsum): immovable body - with body straight, hands either in the meditation pose in our laps or lightly resting on the knees, immovable senses - with eyes neither closed nor wide open, but gazing naturally in front, immovable mind - not actively thinking, with no thoughts of the past or future, and with no analysis.

    Fundamentals of Dzogchen Meditation ��� 2 The Steps of Dzogchen Meditation

  • From this vantage point he could look directly into the heart of Section 60 and see a beehive of activity, the movables jostling the immovables and each other, lights flashing and paper flying.

    The Dragon Lensman

  • We may likewise class among the immovables those fakirs who cause themselves to be interred up to the neck, and who remain thus with their head sticking out of the ground either during the entire time the fair or fete lasts or for months and years.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 446, July 19, 1884

  • In the United States of America many of the States exact twenty years for immovables; in Maine forty years are necessary, whilst in others the time sinks to seven or even five years as in California.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Against person and property together: forcible interception, divestment, usurpation, investment, or destruction of property, forcible occupation or detainment of movables, forcible entry, forcible detainment of immovables, robbery.

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 14 — Philosophy and Economics

  • [He turns towards the hall, but CHARLES and HENRY bar the way in silence.] [Skidding a little, and regarding the four immovables once more]

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • On the other hand, the disturbance wrought by the enforcement of the Trespass Act was already creating fresh wrongs much faster than it was righting old ones; and it is for such reasons as this that both in the common law and in the law of nations the principle has been firmly established that "the fruits of immovables belong to the captor as long as he remains in actual possession of them."

    The Critical Period of American History

  • A prescriptive title to movables was acquired by possession for one year, and to immovables by possession for two years.

    The Old Roman World, : the Grandeur and Failure of Its Civilization.


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