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Ley  v. t. & v. i.  To lay; to wager. (Obs.)

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"Ley" Quotes from Famous Books

... may be found in Recopilacion de leyes Indias, lib. iv, tit. iii, ley xix. It seems to have been a general regulation, applied to any colonial possession as need ...
— The Philippine Islands 1493-1898, Vol. 4 of 55 - 1576-1582 • Edited by E. H. Blair and J. A. Robertson

... quisiera ser libre que aprenda... Que en Espana hay un pueblo y un rey El primero dictando las leyes y el segundo observando la ley Espanoles morir por la Patria, Por Fernando y la Constitucion Los serviles jurar destruir los Viva, viva ...
— A First Spanish Reader • Erwin W. Roessler and Alfred Remy

... this that ye have told me hiere, And if that eny such manere Of humble port mai love appaie, Hierafterward I thenke assaie: 3430 Bot now forth over I beseche That ye more of my schrifte seche. Mi goode Sone, it schal be do: Now herkne and ley an Ere to; For as touchende of Prides fare, Als ferforth as I can declare In cause of vice, in cause of love, That hast thou pleinly herd above, So that ther is nomor to seie Touchende of that; bot other weie 3440 Touchende Envie I thenke ...
— Confessio Amantis - Tales of the Seven Deadly Sins, 1330-1408 A.D. • John Gower

... very day when Charles I. was crowned with due rejoicings—Candlemasday, in the year of our Lord 1626—a loyalty, quite as deep and perhaps even more lasting, was having its beer at Ley Manor in the north of Devon. A loyalty not to the king, for the old West-country folk knew little and cared less about the house that came over the Border; but to a lord who had won their hearts by dwelling among them, and dealing kindly, and paying his way every Saturday night. ...
— Frida, or, The Lover's Leap, A Legend Of The West Country - From "Slain By The Doones" By R. D. Blackmore • R. D. Blackmore

... above law refers to lib. viii, tit. xvi, ley xvii, which reads as follows: "We order that the valuation of Chinese merchandise be made in Nueva Espana, in the same way as the merchandise which is sent from these kingdoms, observing in it the ordinances that ...
— The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXV, 1635-36 • Various

... the ley of ashes of sea-weeds, after the soda has been separated by crystallisation; and it is disengaged by means of sulphuric acid, which expels it from the alkaline ley in the form of a violet gas, which may be collected and condensed in the way you have just seen. ...
— Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2 • Jane Marcet

... possessions; corn-acres below Cologne; basalt-quarries about Linz; mineral-springs in Nassau, a legacy of the Romans to the genius and enterprise of the first of German traders. He could have bought up every hawking crag, owner and all, from Hatto's Tower to Rheineck. Lore-ley, combing her yellow locks against the night-cloud, beheld old Gottlieb's rafts endlessly stealing on the moonlight through the iron pass she peoples above St. Goar. A wailful host were the wives of his raftsmen widowed there by her ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith

... vosotros, Escribas y Phariseos hipocritas, que diezmais la yerba buena, y el eneldo, y el comino, y habeis dexado las cosas, que son mas importantes de la Ley, la justicia, y la misericordia, y la fe! Esto era menester hacer, ...
— Letters of George Borrow - to the British and Foreign Bible Society • George Borrow

Words linked to "Ley" :   rural area, grazing land, pastureland, grassland, lea, commons, pasture, country

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