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a principle governing affairs within or among political units

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a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy

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a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter

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a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall

a contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts

a complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church

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a collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired

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The barber did not care to answer Sancho lest by his plain speaking he should disclose what the curate and he himself were trying so hard to conceal; and under the same apprehension the curate had asked the canon to ride on a little in advance, so that he might tell him the mystery of this man in the cage, and other things that would amuse him.
As we hurried along, I told the story of the fatal accident, and discovered how strongly the maid was attached to her mistress, for she took my secret dread far more seriously than the canon.
Then we came down to the dining-room, the canon and I.
The man's odd indifference was explained to me by a mild altercation which at once arose with the canon.
The canon racked his brains to discover a reason for his niece's tears.
After an hour's rest they advanced again along the canon, until they presently came to a little valley, from which several rocky gorges diverged.
At the same instant the terrified horse made a last frantic effort to escape--the tether parted, and he went careening down the canon toward the desert.
He had scarcely entered the confines of the canon when the first of the white-robed figures emerged into the valley upon the opposite side.
The going was good; they were on the last lap; and he raced the dogs down through Dyea Canon and along the hard-packed trail that led to Dyea Post.
On the theory of natural selection we can clearly understand the full meaning of that old canon in natural history, 'Natura non facit saltum.
It was a hard day's run, up the Canon, through Sheep Camp, past the Scales and the timber line, across glaciers and snowdrifts hundreds of feet deep, and over the great Chilcoot Divide, which stands between the salt water and the fresh and guards forbiddingly the sad and lonely North.
Melodiously good Minor Canon the Reverend Septimus Crisparkle thus delivers himself, in musical rhythm, as he withdraws his amiable face from the doorway and conveys it down- stairs.
They tell me his name is Edwards; but he will always be Jack Douglas of Benito Canon to me.
This change signifies Canons commitment to its customers in the rapidly changing digital marketplace by providing a more consistent and unified approach in all aspects of our business activities, remarked Mr.
At this year's Florida Education and Technology Corporation Conference (FETC), Canon U.