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as·sem·ble

 (ə-sĕm′bəl)
v. as·sem·bled, as·sem·bling, as·sem·bles
v.tr.
1. To bring or call together into a group or whole: The bailiff assembled the jury. See Synonyms at call.
2. To fit together the parts or pieces of: assemble a machine; assemble data.
v.intr.
To gather together; congregate: Protesters assembled on the common. See Synonyms at gather.

[Middle English assemblen, from Old French assembler, from Vulgar Latin *assimulāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin simul, together; see sem- in Indo-European roots.]

as·sem·blé

 (ă-säN-blā′)
n. pl. as·sem·blés (-blā′)
A jump in ballet in which the feet meet together in midair and then land together on the floor.

[French, from past participle of assembler, to assemble, fit together, from assembler, to assemble, fit together, from Old French; see assemble.]
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It will not be said by those who recollect that the Atlantic coast is the longest side of the Union, that during the term of thirteen years, the representatives of the States have been almost continually assembled, and that the members from the most distant States are not chargeable with greater intermissions of attendance than those from the States in the neighborhood of Congress.
After it is assembled, I shall carry tackle and ropes to the cliff-top, and then it will be comparatively simple to hoist the search-party and its supplies in safety.
Then he drew back and looked around the room, and the sight of the assembled company quite amazed him.
In obedience to this summons four hundred and eighteen able-bodied men assembled.
To this end, Communists of various nationalities have assembled in London, and sketched the following Manifesto, to be published in the English, French, German, Italian, Flemish and Danish languages.
He assembled a good many Foxes and publicly advised them to cut off their tails, saying that they would not only look much better without them, but that they would get rid of the weight of the brush, which was a very great inconvenience.
So the Big Nation assembled all its ships of war from all over the world, and was about to send them three hundred and fifty thousand miles to the place of rendezvous, when the President of the Big Nation received the following note from the President of the Little Nation:
Next day the troops assembled in their appointed places in the evening and advanced during the night.
They were shown to their rooms and permitted to make such toilets as they could, and soon they assembled again in the grand tin dining-hall, even Toto being present.
On that day Barbicane called together his foremen and addressed them as follows: "You are well aware, my friends, of the object with which I have assembled you together in this wild part of Florida.
Virgil, I think, tells us, that when the mob are assembled in a riotous and tumultuous manner, and all sorts of missile weapons fly about, if a man of gravity and authority appears amongst them, the tumult is presently appeased, and the mob, which when collected into one body, may be well compared to an ass, erect their long ears at the grave man's discourse.
There are at least two hundred men assembled in the woods,'' answered a squire who was in attendance.

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