stillicide


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stillicide

(ˈstɪlɪˌsaɪd)
n
(Law) law a right or duty relating to the drainage of water from the eaves of a roof onto adjacent land
[C17: from Latin stillicidium, from stilla drop + -cidium, from cadere to fall]
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They've a way of whispering to me-fellow-wight who yet abide--In the muted, measured note Of a ripple under archways, or a lone cave's stillicide: "We have triumphed: this achievement turns the bane to antidote Unsuccesses to success, Many thought-worn eves and morrows to a morrow free of thought.