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canon

(1) Dogma, see there.
(2) Paradigm, see there.
(3) Working rule, see there.
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Yes, it included the clay-pit and all the knolls, and its boundary that ran along the big canon was over a mile long.
Daylight could not persuade himself to keep to the travelled roads that day, and another cut across country to Glen Ellen brought him upon a canon that so blocked his way that he was glad to follow a friendly cow-path.
'And what, Ma dear,' inquired the Minor Canon, giving proof of a wholesome and vigorous appetite, 'does the letter say?'
'It is a most extraordinary thing,' interposed the gentle Minor Canon, laying down his knife and fork to rub his ear in a vexed manner, 'that these Philanthropists are always denouncing somebody.
'And it is another most extraordinary thing,' remarked the Minor Canon in the same tone as before, 'that these philanthropists are so given to seizing their fellow-creatures by the scruff of the neck, and (as one may say) bumping them into the paths of peace.--I beg your pardon, Ma dear, for interrupting.'
These were all the antecedents known in Minor Canon Corner of the coming pupils.
Neville and Miss Helena; and stock for soup became fragrant in the air of Minor Canon Corner.
We three--the canon, the housemaid, and I--hurried through the garden walks and over the bowling-green in the park, shouting, listening for an answer, growing more uneasy every moment.
What is it, niece?" the old canon kept on exclaiming.
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 Count was suffering from some serious complaint.
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.