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in law, the rules that govern the obtaining of legal redress. This article deals only with civil procedure in Anglo-American law (for criminal procedure, see criminal law).
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Discovery

 

the name of several British expedition ships from the 17th century to the 20th.

(1) A bark (55 tons) of the British East India Company that searched for the Northwest Passage from 1602 to 1616. The ship made its most important ventures under the command of H. Hudson in 1610-11, when Hudson Bay was discovered and explored. T. Button in 1612 and R. Bylot (with his navigator W. Baffin) in 1615 also made important voyages. Bylot and Baffin discovered Baffin Bay in 1616.

(2) A sloop (300 tons) that sailed with J. Cook on his third circumnavigation of the world; in 1776-79 it was under the command of C. Clerke.

(3) A steamship (1,620 tons) that served as a base for two antarctic expeditions, in 1901-04 (commanded by R. F. Scott) and in 1929-31 (with the Australian expedition headed byD. Mawson). Important oceanographic studies were done during the ship’s voyages.

What does it mean when you dream about a discovery?

Discovery has a negative meaning, as in finding out about something that has been concealed, and a positive meaning, as when one makes a new discovery. Dream discoveries in the first sense may simply indicate anxiety, rather than something actually being hidden. Dream discoveries in the second sense may show the dreamer is entering into a new phase of life or a new phase of personal development, such as recovery from a major upheaval.

discovery

[di′skəv·ə·rē]
(mining engineering)
Finding of a valuable mineral deposit.

Discovery

Discretion (See PRUDENCE.)
Archimedes
(287–212 B.C.) discovered fluid displacement principle while bathing. [Gk. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 272]
Blue Nile
its source discovered by James Bruce, c. 1773. [Br. Hist.: NCE]
Dead Sea scrolls
ancient manuscripts of Biblical commentaries found in cave. [Jew. Hist.: Wigoder, 152]
Eureka!
exclaimed Archimedes, on discovering specific gravity principle. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 137]
Franklin, Benjamin
(1706–1790) used a simple kite to identify lightning as electricity. [Science: NCE, 1000]
Kaldi
Arabian goatherd; alleged discoverer of coffee (850). [Arab. Hist.: Grun, 97]
New World
Christopher Columbus’s expeditions to Americas from 1492 led to further exploration and development. [Eur. Hist.: Jameson, 107–108]
Newton, Sir Isaac
(1642–1727) a falling apple said to have inspired theory of gravitation. [Science: NCE, 1929]
Pacific Ocean
Its American coast discovered by Vasco Nuñez de Balboa in 1513. [Amer. Hist.: NCE, 213]
Philippines
discovered by Magellan during his attempted circumnavigation of the globe. [World Hist.: Benét, 618]
Rosetta Stone
inscribed in three languages; key to hieroglyphics. [Fr. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 935]
San Salvador
Bahamian island, Columbus’s first landfall in his discovery of America. [Am. Hist.: Benét, 214]
Sutter’s Mill
where James Marshall discovered California gold (1848). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2662]
Tutankhamun’s tomb
incredible archaeological find unlocks the past. [Egypt. Hist.: NCE, 2809]

discovery

Law the compulsory disclosure by a party to an action of relevant documents in his possession
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In a moment they saw him, and then me; but scarcely had they discovered me than I commenced firing, lying flat upon my belly in the moss.
To beat the way further through the snow with these enfeebled animals seemed next to impossible; and despondency began to creep over their hearts, when, fortunately, they discovered a trail made by some hunting party.
At last we had discovered a tan-gible clue to the whereabouts of Hooja--and with the clue a guide!
At that part of the village farthest from the gates, Werper discovered that two or three long poles, taken from a nearby pile which had been collected for the construction of huts, had been leaned against the top of the palisade, forming a precarious, though not impossible avenue of escape.
From various conversations, at odds and ends of spare time, I discovered that Doctor Dulcifer had begun life as a footman in a gentleman's family; that his young mistress had eloped with him, taking away with her every article of value that was her own personal property, in the shape of jewelry and dresses; that they had lived upon the sale of these things for some time; and that the husband, when the wife's means were exhausted, had turned strolling-player for a year or two.
Looking back from the end to the beginning, Doctor Allday discovered, in the first sentence, the name of--Miss Jethro.
The only objects of any value that were discovered had been presents from Lady Lydiard.
Watching the two young people with keen powers of observation, necessarily concentrated on them by the complete seclusion of her life, the invalid lady discovered signs of roused sensibility in Miss Haldane, when Arthur was present, which had never yet shown themselves in her social relations with other admirers eager to pay their addresses to her.
He discovered why he had seen no babes or children among the Caspakian tribes with which he had come in contact; why each more northerly tribe evinced a higher state of development than those south of them; why each tribe included individuals ranging in physical and mental characteristics from the highest of the next lower race to the lowest of the next higher, and why the women of each tribe immersed themselves morning for an hour or more in the warm pools near which the habitations of their people always were located; and, too, he discovered why those pools were almost immune from the attacks of carnivorous animals and reptiles.
How he had been deceived in this particular, and how she had discovered that he had married me, he had yet to find out.
Terrified at the sight, he lifted his eyes and his hands to heaven, and said: "Just now I vowed to offer a lamb to the Guardian Deities of the forest if I could only find out who had robbed me; but now that I have discovered the thief, I would willingly add a full-grown Bull to the Calf I have lost, if I may only secure my own escape from him in safety.
THE Director of an Observatory, who, with a thirty-six-inch refractor, had discovered the moon, hastened to an Editor, with a four-column account of the event.

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