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Aug 15, 2002
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with Anu Garg

assize

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assize (uh-SYZ) noun

A session of a court or a verdict made at such a session.

[From Middle English assise, from Old French, from asseoir (to seat), from Latin assidere (to sit), from ad- + sedere (to sit).]

"Did Miss Dunbar admit writing it?"
"Yes, sir."
"What was her explanation?"
"Her defence was reserved for the Assizes. She would say nothing."
Arthur Conan Doyle; The Problem of Thor Bridge; 1922.

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The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist. -Rabindranath Tagore, poet, philosopher, author, songwriter, painter, educator, composer, Nobel laureate (1861-1941)

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