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an animal is said to be favoring a leg when it avoids putting all of its weight on the limb. A part of being lame in a limb.
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So that, however I may have occasion to rue my present audacity, I have at least the most respectable precedents in my favour.
The tales, therefore, though less purely Oriental than in their first concoction, were eminently better fitted for the European market, and obtained an unrivalled degree of public favour, which they certainly would never have gained had not the manners and style been in some degree familiarized to the feelings and habits of the western reader.
of the present enormous rates, some favour might not be
25 ( ANI ): Americans strongly favour considering military action against Iran to prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon, a poll has found.
POLICE have voted in favour of seeking the right to strike by more than four to one - but not enough officers took part in the poll for it to count.
The region with the highest level of support for the Welsh Government getting income tax varying powers was West South Wales - including Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and the First Minister's home patch of Bridgend - where 53% of those interviewed were in favour and 37% were against.
The poll revealed 50% of Labour supporters are in favour of getting full parliament or independence for the Welsh Assembly from Westminster.
Robert Roberts (Sefton Council, Conservative) In favour
In so doing, it pleased a bevy of feminist campaigners, legal figures and moderate and "progressive" Muslims, who had lobbied in favour of such a rejection.
The Anglican church in Cuba has voted against rejoining the Episcopal Church of the United States (ECUSA), despite an initial synod vote last year strongly in favour of the move.
Terrace Bay residents voted 70 per cent in favour of banning smoking, and Schreiber voted 54 per cent in favour.