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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.