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abatement

General Crossword Questions for “abatement”

  • Meet trouble during prohibition from subsidence

Encyclopedia

  • Abatement in pleading, a legal defense to civil and criminal actions Tax abatement (or tax holiday) is used in the field of economic development to encourage. — “Abatement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Dust abatement methods include the regular spraying of water on loose dirt in construction sites, the paving of or applying magnesium chloride to Abatement oil (an organic, lubricating and penetrating oil) most commonly used to remove debris such as dust and asbestos. — “Dust abatement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • An abatement, in heraldry, is a modification of the shield or coat of arms that supposedly can be imposed by authority (in England supposedly by the Court of Chivalry) for misconduct. The sole exception to the rarity of abatements is the reversal of the entire shield as a punishment for. — “Abatement (heraldry) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • Her beauty was still the object of desire, though greater beauty, or a fresher object, might have been more so; but the little abatement which fruition had occasioned to this was highly overbalanced by the considerations of the affection which she visibly bore him, and of the situation into which he had brought her. — “Tom Jones” by Henry Fielding
  • I've no doubt at all the Spanish Admiral will welcome the abatement of our numbers even at this late date. — “Captain Blood” by Rafael Sabatini
  • Knight. My lord, I know not what the matter is; but to my judgment your highness is not entertained with that ceremonious affection as you were wont; there's a great abatement of kindness appears as well in the general dependants as in the duke himself also and your daughter. — “King Lear” by William Shakespeare
  • "No," said he, without any abatement of his gravity, and looking stedfastly at his wife, "I did not mount the hill."–"Why not?"–"Catharine, have you not moved from that spot since I left the room?"–She was affected with the solemnity of his manner, and laying down her work, answered in a tone of surprise, "No; Why do you ask that question?"–His eyes were again fixed upon the floor, and he did not immediately answer. — “Wieland” by Charles Brockden Brown
  • Amongst which, they who judge that there is none more violent than those which spring from love, have this opinion also, that they seize both body and soul, and possess the whole man, so that even health itself depends upon them, and medicine is sometimes constrained to pimp for them; but one might, on the contrary, also say, that the mixture of the body brings an abatement and weakening; for such desires are subject to satiety, and capable of material remedies. — “Essays” by Michel de Montaigne
  • But much abatement is necessary with respect to the incredible bulk he assigns it. — “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville

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