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court

 (kôrt)
n.
1.
a. An extent of open ground partially or completely enclosed by walls or buildings; a courtyard.
b. Abbr. Ct. A short street, especially a wide alley walled by buildings on three sides.
c. A large open section of a building, often with a glass roof or skylight.
d. A large building, such as a mansion, arranged around a courtyard.
2.
a. The place of residence of a sovereign or dignitary; a royal mansion or palace.
b. The retinue of a sovereign, including the royal family and personal servants, advisers, and ministers.
c. A sovereign's governing body, including the council of ministers and state advisers.
d. A formal meeting or reception presided over by a sovereign.
3. Law
a. A person or body of persons that presides over the hearing of cases; a judge or panel of judges.
b. The building, hall, or room where cases are heard.
c. The session at which cases are heard.
4. An ecclesiastical court.
5. Sports An open level area marked with appropriate lines, upon which a game, such as tennis, handball, or basketball, is played.
6. The body of directors of an organization, especially of a corporation.
7. A legislative assembly.
v. court·ed, court·ing, courts
v.tr.
1.
a. To attempt to gain; seek: courting wealth and fame.
b. To behave so as to invite or incur: courts disaster by taking drugs.
2. To try to gain the love or affections of, especially to seek to marry.
3. To attempt to gain the favor of by attention or flattery: a salesperson courting a potential customer.
4. Zoology To behave so as to attract (a mate).
v.intr.
1. To pursue a courtship; woo.
2. Zoology To engage in courtship behavior.
Idiom:
pay court to
1. To flatter with solicitous overtures in an attempt to obtain something or clear away antagonism.
2. To seek someone's love; woo.

[Middle English, from Old French cort, from Latin cohors, cohort-, courtyard, retinue; see gher- in Indo-European roots.]

court

(kɔːt)
n
1. (Architecture) an area of ground wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings
2. (Architecture) (capital when part of a name)
a. a block of flats: Selwyn Court.
b. a mansion or country house
c. a short street, sometimes closed at one end
3. (Architecture) a space inside a building, sometimes surrounded with galleries
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. the residence, retinues, or household of a sovereign or nobleman
b. (as modifier): a court ball.
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a sovereign or prince and his retinue, advisers, etc
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any formal assembly, reception, etc, held by a sovereign or nobleman with his courtiers
7. homage, flattering attention, or amorous approaches (esp in the phrase pay court to someone)
8. (Law) law
a. an authority having power to adjudicate in civil, criminal, military, or ecclesiastical matters
b. the regular sitting of such a judicial authority
c. the room or building in which such a tribunal sits
9. (Tennis)
a. a marked outdoor or enclosed area used for any of various ball games, such as tennis, squash, etc
b. a marked section of such an area: the service court.
10. (Squash & Fives)
a. a marked outdoor or enclosed area used for any of various ball games, such as tennis, squash, etc
b. a marked section of such an area: the service court.
11. (Commerce) the board of directors or council of a corporation, company, etc
12. (Education) chiefly Brit the supreme council of some universities
13. (Banking & Finance) a branch of any of several friendly societies
14. (Law) go to court to take legal action
15. hold court to preside over admirers, attendants, etc
16. (Law) without a trial or legal case: the case was settled out of court.
17. too unimportant for consideration
18. Brit so as to ridicule completely (in the phrase laugh out of court)
19. the ball is in your court you are obliged to make the next move
vb
20. to attempt to gain the love of (someone); woo
21. (tr) to pay attention to (someone) in order to gain favour
22. (tr) to try to obtain (fame, honour, etc)
23. (tr) to invite, usually foolishly, as by taking risks: to court disaster.
24. old-fashioned to be conducting a serious emotional relationship usually leading to marriage
[C12: from Old French, from Latin cohors cohort]

Court

(kɔːt)
n
(Biography) Margaret (née Smith). born 1942, Australian tennis player, winner of a record 24 Grand Slam singles titles: Australian Open champion 1960–66, 1969–71, and 1973; US Open champion 1962, 1965, 1969–70, and 1973; Wimbledon champion 1963, 1965, and 1970; French Open champion 1962, 1965, 1969–70, and 1973

court

(kɔrt, koʊrt)

n.
1.
a. a place where legal justice is administered.
b. a judicial tribunal duly constituted for the hearing and determination of cases.
c. a session of a judicial assembly.
2. an area open to the sky and mostly or entirely surrounded by buildings, walls, etc.
3. a high interior usu. having a glass roof and surrounded by several stories of galleries or the like.
4. Chiefly Irish. a stately dwelling.
5. a short street.
6.
a. a smooth, level quadrangle on which to play tennis, basketball, etc.
b. one of the divisions of such an area.
7. the residence of a sovereign or other high dignitary; palace.
8. a sovereign's or dignitary's retinue.
9. a sovereign and councilors as the political rulers of a state.
10. a formal assembly held by a sovereign.
11. devoted attention in order to win favor; homage: to pay court to a beloved.
12. a branch or lodge of a fraternal society.
13. the group of insects, as honeybees, surrounding the queen; retinue.
v.t.
14. to try to win the favor or goodwill of: to court the rich.
15. to seek the affections of; woo.
16. (of animals) to attempt to attract (a mate) by engaging in certain species-specific behaviors.
17. to attempt to gain (applause, favor, etc.).
18. to hold out inducements to; invite.
19. to act so as to cause, lead to, or provoke: to court disaster.
v.i.
20. to seek another's love; woo.
21. (of animals) to attempt to attract individuals of the opposite sex for mating.
Idioms:
1. hold court, to act as the center of attention for one's admirers.
2. out of court, without a legal hearing; privately: The case will be settled out of court.
[1125–75; Middle English co(u)rt < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin cohortem, acc. of cohors farmyard; see cohort]

Court

 the retinue of a sovereign; an organization for the administration of justice; directors, managers, delegates, or courtiers collectively.

court


Past participle: courted
Gerund: courting

Imperative
court
court
Present
I court
you court
he/she/it courts
we court
you court
they court
Preterite
I courted
you courted
he/she/it courted
we courted
you courted
they courted
Present Continuous
I am courting
you are courting
he/she/it is courting
we are courting
you are courting
they are courting
Present Perfect
I have courted
you have courted
he/she/it has courted
we have courted
you have courted
they have courted
Past Continuous
I was courting
you were courting
he/she/it was courting
we were courting
you were courting
they were courting
Past Perfect
I had courted
you had courted
he/she/it had courted
we had courted
you had courted
they had courted
Future
I will court
you will court
he/she/it will court
we will court
you will court
they will court
Future Perfect
I will have courted
you will have courted
he/she/it will have courted
we will have courted
you will have courted
they will have courted
Future Continuous
I will be courting
you will be courting
he/she/it will be courting
we will be courting
you will be courting
they will be courting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been courting
you have been courting
he/she/it has been courting
we have been courting
you have been courting
they have been courting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been courting
you will have been courting
he/she/it will have been courting
we will have been courting
you will have been courting
they will have been courting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been courting
you had been courting
he/she/it had been courting
we had been courting
you had been courting
they had been courting
Conditional
I would court
you would court
he/she/it would court
we would court
you would court
they would court
Past Conditional
I would have courted
you would have courted
he/she/it would have courted
we would have courted
you would have courted
they would have courted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.court - an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial businesscourt - an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
court of justice, court of law, lawcourt, court - a tribunal that is presided over by a magistrate or by one or more judges who administer justice according to the laws
assembly - a group of persons who are gathered together for a common purpose
International Court of Justice, World Court - a court established to settle disputes between members of the United Nations
Bench - the magistrate or judge or judges sitting in court in judicial capacity to compose the court collectively
appeals court, appellate court, court of appeals - a court whose jurisdiction is to review decisions of lower courts or agencies
assizes, court of assize, court of assize and nisi prius - the county courts of England (replaced in 1971 by Crown courts)
chancery, court of chancery - a court with jurisdiction in equity
consistory - a church tribunal or governing body
criminal court - a court having jurisdiction over criminal cases
divorce court - a court having jurisdiction over the termination of marriage contracts
court of domestic relations, domestic relations court, family court - a court in some states in the United States that has jurisdiction over family disputes (especially those involving children)
federal court - a court establish by the authority of a federal government
F.I.S.C., Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court - a secret federal court created in 1978 by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act; responsible for authorizing wiretaps and other forms of electronic surveillance and for authorizing searches of suspected spies and terrorists by the Department of Justice or United States intelligence agencies
inferior court, lower court - any court whose decisions can be appealed to a higher court
Inquisition - a former tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church (1232-1820) created to discover and suppress heresy
juvenile court - a court having jurisdiction over dependent and delinquent children
kangaroo court - an irregular unauthorized court
military court - a judicial court of commissioned officers for the discipline and punishment of military personnel
moot court - a mock court where law students argue hypothetical cases
police court - a court that has power to prosecute for minor offenses and to bind over for trial in a superior court anyone accused of serious offenses
probate court - a court having jurisdiction over the probate of wills and the administration of estates
quarter sessions - a local court with criminal jurisdiction and sometimes administrative functions
Rota - (Roman Catholic Church) the supreme ecclesiastical tribunal for cases appealed to the Holy See from diocesan courts
Star Chamber - a former English court that became notorious for its arbitrary methods and severe punishments
superior court - any court that has jurisdiction above an inferior court
high court, state supreme court, supreme court - the highest court in most states of the United States
traffic court - a court that has power to prosecute for traffic offenses
trial court - the first court before which the facts of a case are decided
jury - a body of citizens sworn to give a true verdict according to the evidence presented in a court of law
2.court - a room in which a lawcourt sitscourt - a room in which a lawcourt sits; "television cameras were admitted in the courtroom"
bar - (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried; "spectators were not allowed past the bar"
bench - (law) the seat for judges in a courtroom
courthouse - a building that houses judicial courts
jury box - an enclosure within a courtroom for the jury
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
witness box, witness stand - a box enclosure for a witness when testifying
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
3.court - the sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state
authorities, government, regime - the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
Court of Saint James's - the British royal court
Porte, Sublime Porte - the Ottoman court in Constantinople
4.court - a specially marked horizontal area within which a game is played; "players had to reserve a court in advance"
badminton court - the court on which badminton is played
basketball court - the court on which basketball is played
handball court - the court on which handball is played
piste - a flat rectangular area for fencing bouts
squash court - the indoor court in which squash is played
tennis court - the court on which tennis is played
volleyball court - the court on which volleyball is played
athletic field, playing area, playing field, field - a piece of land prepared for playing a game; "the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"
5.court - Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947)Court - Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947)
6.court - the family and retinue of a sovereign or princecourt - the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince
entourage, retinue, cortege, suite - the group following and attending to some important person
7.court - a hotel for motoristscourt - a hotel for motorists; provides direct access from rooms to parking area
hotel - a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services
motel - a motor hotel
8.court - a tribunal that is presided over by a magistrate or by one or more judges who administer justice according to the laws
court, judicature, tribunal - an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
9.court - the residence of a sovereign or nobleman; "the king will visit the duke's court"
residence - the official house or establishment of an important person (as a sovereign or president); "he refused to live in the governor's residence"
10.court - an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildingscourt - an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings; "the house was built around an inner court"
area - a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"
atrium - the central area in a building; open to the sky
bailey - the outer courtyard of a castle
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
cloister - a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)
food court - an area (as in a shopping mall) where fast food is sold (usually around a common eating area)
forecourt - the outer or front court of a building or of a group of buildings
parvis - a courtyard or portico in front of a building (especially a cathedral)
11.court - respectful deferencecourt - respectful deference; "pay court to the emperor"
deference, respect - a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard; "his deference to her wishes was very flattering"; "be sure to give my respects to the dean"
Verb1.court - make amorous advances towards; "John is courting Mary"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
chase after, chase - pursue someone sexually or romantically
display - attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals
2.court - seek someone's favor; "China is wooing Russia"
3.court - engage in social activities leading to marriage; "We were courting for over ten years"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

court

noun
1. law court, bar, bench, tribunal, court of justice, seat of judgment At this rate, you could find yourself in court for assault.
2. playing area, park (U.S. & Canad.), ground, field, ring, arena, circus, enclosure, rink The hotel has several tennis and squash courts.
3. palace, hall, castle, manor She came to visit England, where she was presented at the court of James I.
4. royal household, train, suite, attendants, entourage, retinue, cortege tales of King Arthur and his court
verb
1. cultivate, seek, flatter, solicit, pander to, curry favour with, fawn upon Britain's political parties are courting the vote of the lesbian and gay community.
2. invite, seek, attract, prompt, provoke, bring about, incite If he thinks he can remain in power by force he is courting disaster.
3. woo, go (out) with, go steady with (informal), date, chase, pursue, take out, make love to, run after, walk out with, keep company with, pay court to, set your cap at, pay your addresses to I was courting him at 19 and married him when I was 21.

court

noun
1. An area partially or entirely enclosed by walls or buildings:
2. A judicial assembly:
verb
1. To behave so as to bring on (danger, for example):
2. To attempt to gain the affection of:
Informal: romance.
Translations
بَلاط المَلِكحاشِيَه المَلِكدار المحكمـهساحَةُ اللَّعِبساحة، فِناء، مَلعَب
souddvůrkurtpalácpřivolávat
baneretslottragte efterudfordre til
instanco
oikeustenniskenttätuomioistuinhovikenttä
igralištesud
bíróságkeresikirályi palotakirályi udvartalpal
bjóîa heimdómstóllhirîhúsagarîurkonungsgarîur
法廷裁判所コート中庭宮廷
법원코트
dvarasdvariškiaidvariškiskaro lauko teismaskiemas
galmsglaimotizaicināt, piesauktkaraļa pilslaukums
dvoriťkurtprivolávať
dvorigriščesodišče
domstolgårdhovrättbana
ศาลสนาม
kortmahkememahkeme heyetisaraysaray halkı
sântòa án

court

[kɔːt]
A. N
1. (Jur) → tribunal m, juzgado m, corte f (esp LAm); (= officers and/or public) → tribunal m
he was brought before the court on a charge of theftfue procesado por robo
in open courten pleno tribunal
to rule sth out of courtno admitir algo
to settle (a case) out of courtllegar a un acuerdo las partes (sin ir a juicio)
to take sb to court (over sth)llevar a algn a los tribunales or ante el tribunal (por algo)
see also crown C
see also high D
see also magistrate, out-of-court, supreme
2. (Tennis) → pista f, cancha f
hard/grass courtpista f or cancha f dura/de hierba
3. (royal) (= palace) → palacio m; (= people) → corte f
at courten la corte
to hold court (fig) → dar audiencia, recibir en audiencia
4. (Archit) → patio m
5. to pay court to (o.f.) → hacer la corte a
B. VT
1. [+ woman] → pretender or cortejar a
2. (fig) (= seek) [+ favour] → intentar conseguir; [+ death, disaster] → buscar, exponerse a
to court favour with sbintentar congraciarse con algn
C. VI (o.f.) → ser novios
are you courting?¿tienes novio?
they've been courting for three yearsllevan tres años de relaciones
a courting coupleuna pareja de novios
D. CPD court action N she was threatened with court actionla amenazaron con llevarla a juicio, la amenazaron con presentar una demanda judicial contra ella
court of appeal Ntribunal m de apelación
court card N (esp Brit) → figura f
court circular Nnoticiario m de la corte
court of inquiry Ncomisión f de investigación
court of justice, court of law Ntribunal m de justicia
court order Nmandato m judicial
Court of Session N (Scot) → Tribunal m Supremo de Escocia
court shoe N (Brit) → escarpín m

court

[ˈkɔːrt]
n
(legal)cour f, tribunal m
to be in court [defendant] → passer devant le tribunal
He was in court last week → Il est passé devant le tribunal la semaine dernière.
to go to court (= take legal action) → aller devant les tribunaux
to take sb to court (= take legal action) → poursuivre qn en justice
to settle out of court → régler à l'amiable
to have one's day in court (= opportunity to put one's case) → avoir droit à la parole
to want one's day in court → réclamer son droit à la parole
to laugh sb out of court (= ridicule) → tourner qn en dérision
[monarch] → cour f
to be holding court [celebrity] → être entouré(e) de ses admirateurs
(for tennis, squash)court m tennis court, squash court
vt
[+ woman] → courtiser, faire la cour à
(= seek) [+ favour, popularity] → rechercher; [+ disaster] → aller au devant de; [+ death] → courir après, flirter aveccourt action n (= legal action) → procès mcourt appearance ncomparution f devant le tribunalcourt case nprocès m, affaire f

court

n
(Jur, also court of justice or law) → Gericht nt; (= body of judges also)Gerichtshof m; (= room)Gerichtssaal m; Court of Session (Scot) höchstes schottisches Zivilgericht; Court of Auditors (in EU) → Rechnungshof m; to appear in courtvor Gericht erscheinen; the evidence was ruled out of courtdas Beweismaterial wurde nicht zugelassen; his suggestion was ruled out of court (fig)sein Vorschlag wurde verworfen; to take somebody to courtjdn verklagen or vor Gericht bringen; to go to court over a mattereine Sache vor Gericht bringen, mit einer Sache vor Gericht gehen; the case comes up in court next weekder Fall wird nächste Woche verhandelt; Sir James is still in courtSir James ist noch beim Gericht; to give somebody his/her day in court (inf)jdm die Möglichkeit geben, sich zur Sache zu äußern; to be laughed out of court (inf)verlacht werden ? settle
(royal) → Hof m; to be presented at courtbei Hofe vorgestellt werden; the Court of St Jamesder englische Königshof; to hold court in … (film star etc) → Hof halten in …
(Sport) → Platz m; (for squash) → Halle f; (= marked-off area)Spielfeld nt; (= service court etc)Feld nt; grass/hard courtRasen-/Hartplatz m; on courtauf dem Platz/in der Halle; out of the courtaußerhalb des Spielfeldes
(= courtyard, Univ: = quadrangle) → Hof m; inner courtInnenhof m
(old form, = courtship) → Hof m; to pay court to a womaneiner Frau (dat)den Hof machen
vt
(dated) womanumwerben, werben um, den Hof machen (+dat)
(fig) person’s favourwerben um, buhlen um (pej); danger, defeatherausfordern
vi (dated) they were courting at the timezu der Zeit gingen sie zusammen; she’s courtingsie hat einen Freund; are you courting?hast du jemanden?

court

:
court battle
court card
n (Brit) → Bildkarte f
court case
n (Jur) → Gerichtsverfahren nt, → Prozess m
court circular
nHofnachrichten pl
court correspondent
n (Brit Press) → Hofberichterstatter(in) m(f)
court dress
nHoftracht f

court

:
court fees
plGerichtskosten pl
court fine
nOrdnungsgeld nt; to issue/face a courtein Ordnungsgeld verhängen/zu zahlen haben
court guide
nHofkalender m
court hearing
n (Jur) → Gerichtsverhandlung f
courthouse
n (Jur) → Gerichtsgebäude nt

court

:
court martial
n pl <court martials or courts martial> (Mil) → Militärgericht nt; (in wartime also) → Kriegsgericht nt; to be tried by courtvor das/ein Militär-/Kriegsgericht gestellt werden or kommen
court-martial
vtvor das/ein Militär-/Kriegsgericht stellen (for wegen)
court order
n (Jur) → gerichtliche Verfügung; I’ll get a courtich werde eine gerichtliche Verfügung beantragen
court reporter
n
(Jur: = stenographer) → Gerichtsschreiber(in) m(f)
(Brit Press) = court correspondent
courtroom
n (Jur) → Gerichtssaal m

court

:
court shoe
nPumps m
court tennis
n (US) → Tennis nt
courtyard
nHof m

court

[kɔːt]
1. n
a. (Law) → corte f; (room) → aula
to take sb to court (over sth) → citare in tribunale qn (per qc)
to settle a case out of court → conciliare una causa in via amichevole
to rule out of court → dichiarare inammissibile
he was brought before the court on a charge of theft → fu processato sotto accusa di furto
b. (Tennis) → campo
c. (royal) → corte f
2. vt (woo) → corteggiare, fare la corte a (fig) (favour, popularity) → cercare di conquistare; (death, disaster) → sfiorare, rasentare
3. vi (old) (Culin) → corteggiarsi

court

(koːt) noun
1. a place where legal cases are heard. a magistrates' court; the High Court.
2. the judges and officials of a legal court. The accused is to appear before the court on Friday.
3. a marked-out space for certain games. a tennis-court; a squash court.
4. the officials, councillors etc of a king or queen. the court of King James.
5. the palace of a king or queen. Hampton Court.
6. an open space surrounded by houses or by the parts of one house.
verb
1. to try to win the love of; to woo.
2. to try to gain (admiration etc).
3. to seem to be deliberately risking (disaster etc).
ˈcourtier (-tiə) noun
a member of the court of a king or queen. He was one of King James' courtiers.
ˈcourtly adjective
having fine manners.
ˈcourtliness noun
ˈcourtship noun
courting or wooing.
ˈcourthouse noun
a building where legal cases are held.
ˌcourt-ˈmartialplural ˌcourts-ˈmartial noun
a court held by officers of the armed forces to try offences against discipline.
ˈcourtyard noun
a court or enclosed ground beside, or surrounded by, a building. the courtyard of the castle.

court

ساحَةُ اللَّعِب, مَحْكَمَة kurt, soud bane, ret Gericht, Tennisplatz γήπεδο, δικαστήριο cancha, juzgado, pista kenttä, oikeus terrain, tribunal igralište, sud campo, tribunale コート, 法廷 법원, 코트 rechtbank, veld bane, domstol kort, sąd campo, quadra, tribunal корт, суд bana, domstol ศาล, สนาม kort, mahkeme sân, tòa án 法院, 球场
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For, not only had his son and heir come into immediate enjoyment of a rich estate, but there was a claim through an Indian deed, confirmed by a subsequent grant of the General Court, to a vast and as yet unexplored and unmeasured tract of Eastern lands.
She bore on her breast, in the curiously embroidered letter, a specimen of her delicate and imaginative skill, of which the dames of a court might gladly have availed themselves, to add the richer and more spiritual adornment of human ingenuity to their fabrics of silk and gold.
It is true, an old farmer, who had been down to New York on a visit several years after, and from whom this account of the ghostly adventure was received, brought home the intelligence that Ichabod Crane was still alive; that he had left the neighborhood partly through fear of the goblin and Hans Van Ripper, and partly in mortification at having been suddenly dismissed by the heiress; that he had changed his quarters to a distant part of the country; had kept school and studied law at the same time; had been admitted to the bar; turned politician; electioneered; written for the newspapers; and finally had been made a justice of the ten pound court.
I could take the air in the court, at least, and there Mrs.
Also, that in Henry VIIIth's time, a certain cook of the court obtained a handsome reward for inventing an admirable sauce to be eaten with barbacued porpoises, which, you remember, are a species of whale.
They would have had three times that, but it had gone to court, and the judge had decided against them, and it had cost the balance to get him to change his decision.
Never did fall of any prime minister at court occasion wider surges of sensation than the report of Tom's fate among his compeers on the place.