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compact

(kŏm′păkt)
Closely and tightly packed together; solid.
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Are we entitled by nature and compact to a free participation in the navigation of the Mississippi?
The more intimate the nature of such a union may be, the greater interest have the members in the political institutions of each other; and the greater right to insist that the forms of government under which the compact was entered into should be SUBSTANTIALLY maintained.
May not a more compact and advantageous position turn the scale on the same side, against a superior number so situated as to be less capable of a prompt and collected exertion of its strength?
On what principle the Confederation, which stands in the solemn form of a compact among the States, can be superseded without the unanimous consent of the parties to it?
PERHAPS, also, an answer may be found without searching beyond the principles of the compact itself.
Pierre glanced round at the first cloud, which he had seen as a round compact ball, and in its place already were balloons of smoke floating to one side, and- "puff" (with a pause)- "puff, puff!" three and then four more appeared and then from each, with the same interval- "boom- boom, boom!" came the fine, firm, precise sounds in reply.
So the compact was made and General Guph was delighted with his success in gaining such powerful allies.
Anne had draped that veil, in accordance with the sentimental compact of years before.
Instead of a house they found only fire-blackened foundations of stone, enclosing an area of compact ashes pitted by rains.
After the sand appeared some compact white clay, resembling the chalk of Great Britain, which extended down to a depth of four feet.
Monsieur d'Artagnan made a compact with you; and in virtue of that compact put to flight the police who had arrested your wife, and has placed her beyond reach."
(3) National Centre for Interstate Compacts, Interstate Compact Case Law (1976-2000) http://www.csg.org/knowledgecenter/docs/ncic/CaseLaw.pdf [hereinafter Compact Case Law],