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hiatus

A break or gap. In discussions of land, an area of land that lies between two parcels but appears from legal descriptions and public records to not be a part of either.

Example: A parcel 1,000 feet by 1,000 feet has been divided. In writing the deeds, though, parcel C's description started at the southeast corner and proceeded northward only 495 feet rather than the full 500 feet necessary to meet the boundary with parcel B. The missing 5 feet is the hiatus. A court might hold that property C's grantor still owns the 5-foot parcel, or it might reform the deed, or it might find that the owner of parcel B adversely possessed the 5-foot parcel.

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This finding is consistent with other recent studies and supports the notion that the recent warming hiatus resulted primarily from natural climate variations, rather than from aerosols or other causes missed by the models," said Dai.
The simulations also indicated that the oceanic warming during hiatus periods has a regional signature.
The hiatus is basically the gap through which the oesophagus passes through the diaphragm and into the stomach.
If there is a hiatus hernia it may be necessary for you to have surgery.
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Naidu explained that after the hiatus, careful planning will be essential because "the company cannot go through this again.
On her last admission she had a endoscopy and the consultant told me there was nothing sinister - but she has a hiatus hernia that's 13cm by 3cm.
Both have returned to the real estate finance business after a three-year hiatus.
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When HBO's mob drama ``The Sopranos'' begins its sixth and final season tonight after a 21-month hiatus, it will have a lot to live up to.
YOU feel the pain from hiatus hernia in the centre of your chest, behind your breastbone.
A hiatal hernia exists when a portion of the stomach prolapses through the diaphragmatic hiatus into the thorax.