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restricted or prohibited as to the type of game or fish able to be taken

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1. Law private property, usually enclosed by a fence, hedge, or wall
2. Brit a courtyard or quadrangle enclosed by buildings or an entry leading to such a courtyard
3. Brit a small quiet residential road
4. the precincts of a cathedral or similar building
5. Scot the entry from the street to a tenement building
6. Music another word for cadence. A perfect cadence is called a full close an imperfect one a half close
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(computer science)
To make a file unavailable to a computer program which previously had access to it.
(meteorology)
Colloquially, descriptive of oppressively still, warm, moist air, frequently applied to indoor conditions.
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1. An enclosed space around or at the side of a building; esp. the neighborhood of a cathedral.
2. A narrow lane leading from a street.
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(1) To stop running and "exit" a program (application). The close function typically saves all changes made to the document and releases the file so it can be used by another application. Contrast with open and launch.

(2) To close a switch means to allow current to pass through. The switch is "on." See switch.
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Richard Cooke, chairman of West Midlands Police Federation, tweeted: "VERY close call today in Castle Vale.
Despite having such a (https://www.ibtimes.com/nasa-asteroid-tracker-750-foot-asteroid-approaching-earth-week-2795205) close call with an asteroid , NASA assured the public that 2019 KT did not pose any threat to Earth due to certain factors such as its distance from the planet as well as its size.
NWAS, posting on Facebook, said: 'It was a close call for our crew last night as a bottle was thrown at a moving ambulance in Manchester, smashing the side window.
Another constituency with a close call was NA-237 (Malir-II), where the victory difference between PPP's Abdul Hakeem Baloch and PTI's Jamil Ahmed Khan was of 1,382 votes while the rejected vote count was 2,184.
Its house economists said, "It's a close call and a tough balancing act, but we expect the RBI to tilt in favour of a 'hold'." After last review in June, when the RBI hiked rates by 0.25 per cent, and data releases showing hardening in inflation, many analysts had voted for a rate hike.
Close calls occur 20 to 300 times more often than a bad outcome, he said, and "you have all those opportunities to learn." In NASA, only 8 percent of close call studies generated no further immediate actions, he said, and most of those required more study.
CARLISLE clerk of the course Kirkland Tellwright believes it will be a close call as to whether the track will be fit to stage this afternoon's meeting.
Poulter, who had just completed the 14th, tweeted: "Now that was a close call. On 14th green when lightning struck very close by."
London, May 2 ( ANI ): Hugh Jackman had a close call and "almost" castrated himself by 'Wolverine claws' while "X-Men" shoot, it has been revealed.
''We've had some close calls with buffalo, elephants and very close call with a crocodile in Murchison Falls,'' a national park in Uganda, he said Thursday.
They've had "every kind of close call there is," he admits, but he loves every adrenaline-fueled second-especially when he competes in his home town, as he will in the Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix on July 1.