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life of Reilly
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Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Life buoy. See Buoy. Life car, a water-tight boat or box, traveling on a line from a wrecked vessel to the shore. In it persons are hauled through the waves and surf. Life drop, a drop of vital blood. --Byron. Life estate (Law), an estate which is held during the term of some certain person's life, but does not pass by inheritance. Life everlasting (Bot.), a plant with white or yellow persistent scales about the heads of the flowers, as Antennaria, and Gnaphalium; cudweed. Life of an execution (Law), the period when an execution is in force, or before it expires. Life guard. (Mil.) See under Guard. Life insurance, the act or system of insuring against death; a contract by which the insurer undertakes, in consideration of the payment of a premium (usually at stated periods), to pay a stipulated sum in the event of the death of the insured or of a third person in whose life the insured has an interest. Life interest, an estate or interest which lasts during one's life, or the life of another person, but does not pass by inheritance. Life land (Law), land held by lease for the term of a life or lives. Life line. (a) (Naut.) A line along any part of a vessel for the security of sailors. (b) A line attached to a life boat, or to any life saving apparatus, to be grasped by a person in the water. Life rate, the rate of premium for insuring a life. Life rent, the rent of a life estate; rent or property to which one is entitled during one's life. Life school, a school for artists in which they model, paint, or draw from living models. Life table, a table showing the probability of life at different ages. To lose one's life, to die. To seek the life of, to seek to kill. To the life, so as closely to resemble the living person or the subject; as, the portrait was drawn to the life.



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