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dedication

An owner's gift of land,or an interest in land such as a right-of-way,for the public's use, coupled with the public's acceptance of the gift by making use of it.A dedication may be express,as when the owner specifically states an intention of dedicating land for a park.Alternatively,a dedication may be implied because of the owner's conduct and the reasonable conclusions to be drawn from that conduct.When one sees news stories about protestors attempting to block development of a valuable vacant lot previously kept clean and mowed by neighbors and used by children as a park, one is seeing an attempt to have a court declare that the owner made an implied dedication for the public use.

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Thousands of dedications like Alex's are made every year, and it is overwhelming to see the tree and all the love it represents.
Every year, all dedications made are taken to St Barnabas Church, Linthorpe Village, where our annual Tree of Life Blessing Service takes place.
A dedication ceremony was held May 8 for a new tricycle/wheelchair track in Encino Park, located north of Ventura Boulevard and east of Genesta Avenue.
After the dedication ribbon was cut, the nursery school students were the first to take a spin around the track, smiling and laughing all along the way.
I'm sure he was thinking of record-breaking rather than book dedications at the time, but bear with me a second.
As Lewalski has argued, the poem's dedications present us with an imaginative rewriting of primogeniture and patronage, where daughters are presented as the heirs of their mothers's virtues.
While the figures are too varied over space and time to be comprehensive, there is no reason to doubt that parish dedications are predominantly to Saints and then to Mary with very few being to Christ.
In each of these works, Pettibone carefully painted (in oil) the front covers and sometimes the title pages, dedications, or colophons of Pound's books against a flat, monochromatic background.
It arrives in stores (just in time for Valentine's Day) on January 23, 2007, and marks the first time that the songs of The Long Distance Dedications are available as a collection.
Every visitor will have the opportunity to make Song Dedications to that special Valentine.