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The information in a deed that will precisely identify the land being conveyed, in such a manner that it cannot be confused with any other land.It is not appropriate to use a street address or a tax parcel identification number in a deed,except as additional information to aid in the description.There are three predominant types of description:

• Metes and bounds. Includes an independently verifiable starting point, distances of lines and directions, and angles between lines.

• Aliquot parts. Uses portions of one or more sections (640 acres), half sections (320 acres), quarter sections (160 acres), or quarter-quarter sections (40 acres).

• Subdivision plat. Makes reference to subdivision plats, such as “Lot 9, Block 3 according to the plat or map of Sunny Acres as recorded in the County records at Plat Book 182, Page 79.”

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Investigators were confronted with a crime scene that defied description for its brutality.
Brian Lara's players must still be shell-shocked even though, as he pointed out, they played much better after a first day at Lord's which almost defied description, so awful was the bowling and the captain's handling of it.
If the noise before the game had defied description, the reaction to the goal must have gone off the decibel scale and when Hartson robbed Didi Hamann and skated past Hyypia to fire over, Liverpool were all over the place.
She came, dressed in the simple white and blue trimmed garment of the Sisters of Charity, a face so beautiful that it defied description, and dark brown sparkling eyes with a radiant smile that captured your attention, and warmed your heart.