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Best

1. Charles Herbert. 1899--1978, Canadian physiologist: associated with Banting and Macleod in their discovery of insulin in 1922
2. George. born 1946, Northern Ireland footballer

Best

 

(Persian), in the common law of Iran, the right of sanctuary (inviolability) in sacred and inviolable places. The custom of offering sanctuary in the most revered religious places (temples, mosques, tombs, and so forth) is widespread in the Islamic countries of the East. Beginning in the 19th century, best was sometimes extended to foreign embassies, missions, and other institutions enjoying extraterritoriality.

People often had recourse to best as a sign of protest against the tyranny and oppression of the authorities. In such cases best assumed the character of mass political demonstrations accompanied by the closing of bazaars, stores, and workshops by their owners. Best was widely used during the Iranian Revolution of 1905–1911.

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Valley Henry put up a cracking performance in last season's Cheltenham Gold Cup, giving Best Mate a good run for his money before fading into fourth in the closing stages.
And he made a highly encouraging reappearance at Haydock three weeks ago, giving best only close home to the race-fit Marienbard despite looking as though he would be all the better for the race.
Guerrero) refers to busting it, giving best effort all the time,'' Toledo said Sunday afternoon.