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durance vile

A long prison sentence. He's a known criminal, that's why he's in durance vile.

durance vile

A lengthy prison sentence. “Durance” meant “duration,” and “vile” has its contemporary meaning of loathsome. That pretty well described long-term incarceration from the Middle Ages down to much of today's world.
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Though pleased the plant is on solid footing, Durance said one-mill towns can generate an attitude of complacency and hopes Dryden can move from a "resource-dependent community to a resourceful one.
The volume closes with a dialogue between the two authors in an appendix: Godet poses questions to Durance about why he took interest initially in prospective, what he has achieved in the field, and how he expects the discipline to continue to develop in the future .
Though it's unlikely for Alura to give the mysterious rock to Kara because it's the very thing that keeps her and other Kryptonians alive in Argo City, Durance said that her character finds a way to support Kara the best way she knows how.
During the event the students also got to meet a number of current apprentices, including 17-year-old Ashley Durance who joined TTE after attending a previous TTE Girls Allowed event in 2008.
"More and more evidence now shows that some of the worst effects of climate-change on natural habitats come from interactions with existing stressors - in this case acid rain," said Dr Isabelle Durance, who co-authored the paper.
Four major projects are currently being studied under which EDF would stop pouring fresh water into the lake: dig a tunnel, build a canal, build an underground tunnel and a canal, or bury a pipe the length of the Durance River.
Lewis Cooke scored Teesside's third with a volley into the bottom corner and Tom Durance finished the scoring with two well taken goals to give him a well deserved hat-trick.
Durance played the role as Lois Lane for more than 140 episodes on "Smallville." The Canadian actress joined the WB-turned-CW series in Season 4 and was promoted to a series regular in Season 5.
In the race to be top scorer Elliott McGlade and Anthony Leyshon (both North Ormesby B) lead the way with 10 goals, they are closely followed by Michael Harrison (Magnificent 7), Rob Harker (Ronaldinho 7) and Anthony Durance (Stockton West End) on nine.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that Erica Durance, who played Lois Lane on "Smallville," will (http://www.ibtimes.com/supergirl-spoilers-laura-benanti-passing-alura-smallville-alum-erica-durance-season-3-2562935) take over the role of Kara's late biological mother, Alura Zor-El .
They are closely followed by Michael Harrison (Magnificent 7), Rob Harker (Ronaldinho 7) and Anthony Durance (Stockton West End), all on nine.
An early opener started with a good ball out to the wing by Hodgson to Durance, who worked hard to get in a superb cross which was well converted by Bell.