abatable nuisance

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n abatable nuisance a nuisance that can remedied (suppressed or extinguished or rendered harmless) "the continued existence of an abatable nuisance is not authorized under the law"
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Usage

In literature:

The thing had been managed so well that the tourist nuisance had been considerably abated.
"The Duke's Children" by Anthony Trollope
Besides, it is a nuisance which must be abated.
"The Young Step-Mother" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Even an admitted nuisance of ancient standing should not be abated without some caution.
"Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
I guess that nuisance is now pretty well abated.
"Letters to His Children" by Theodore Roosevelt
By this time next year, you and Hardwick will be wanting to have me abated as a nuisance.
"The Power and the Glory" by Grace MacGowan Cooke
At length she hit upon a device for abating her nuisance, and set about executing it as follows.
"Records of a Girlhood" by Frances Ann Kemble
The rich are able to run away from nuisances that they cannot have abated.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
The nuisance of long clothes he attempted to abate in a similar way.
"Peter the Great" by Jacob Abbott
But abate this intolerable nuisance, and soon.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
But Dick Adams, who was a natural mechanic, was making a pair of plugs to abate this nuisance.
"The Yacht Club" by Oliver Optic
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In news:

This pending patent describes an innovative media used in conventional deep bed carbon adsorber odor abatement systems to eliminate nuisance odors associated with hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and organics.
The Del Mar Fire Department will host a community education workshop for residents on April 19, from 6:30-8 pm, to introduce the new Weed and Nuisance Abatement program.
JOHNSONBURG – After declaring a residence at the west end of Johnsonburg a public nuisance, the Johnsonburg Borough Council took further action during Monday's meeting to abate the property.
A combination of existing city police powers, state laws and a modified police nuisance -calls ordinance will be used to address abatement of chronic troubled properties in San Jacinto.
News-Argus/Jack Stephens Smitty's, a bar at N.C 903 and Davis-Hardy Road, just east of Seven Springs, has been closed under the nuisance abatement law after numerous complaints to authorities.
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