from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In old law, a writ for the appearance or bringing in of a person who could not be admitted to bail by the sheriff or an inferior magistrate.


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  •  I had difficulty in explaining to my Russian mouth attendant that this was not about Wall Street or Main Street, but the world ... but couldn†™ t as she had my tongue firmly ensconced in her determined manucaption.

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