impounding

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n impounding placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law
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Usage

In literature:

Much of it was in diamonds, which the labourers stole from the mines and the chiefs impounded.
"Prester John" by John Buchan
The drive, then, was due to break up as soon as the logs should be safely impounded.
"The Riverman" by Stewart Edward White
At a paltry price of labour I could impound twenty million gallons of water.
"The Jacket (The Star-Rover)" by Jack London
After Colonel W. left for town, he went to his wife and asked her what the Colonel meant by telling him to impound the ox.
"Lincoln's Yarns and Stories" by Alexander K. McClure
The counsel for the Crown required that the forged document should be impounded.
"Foul Play" by Charles Reade
If I could impress and impound him to marry Mary Paynham, I should be glad.
"Diana of the Crossways, Complete" by George Meredith
Does not the Maharajah-sahib impound all horses left ownerless?
"Rung Ho!" by Talbot Mundy
He demanded that the note should be impounded.
"The Way We Live Now" by Anthony Trollope
Sigsbee dexterously impounded both.
"The Man Upstairs" by P. G. Wodehouse
Reid impounded the bull and claimed heavy damages.
"Children of the Bush" by Henry Lawson
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In poetry:

Where nothing properly had name
Save that still element the air,
Burnt sea of universal frame
In which impounded now we were:
"Shadow And Shade" by Allen Tate

In news:

Ventura County Grand Jury Report Looks At Vehicle Impound Fees.
Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley wrote Chief Beck, saying his policy would be "invalid" in light of state law, which states a vehicle "shall be impounded ".
California's vehicle code requires law enforcement agencies to hold impounds from unlicensed drivers for 30 days.
He said 30-day impounds had unfairly cost otherwise law-abiding undocumented immigrant drivers thousands of dollars in fees.
Unlicensed undocumented immigrants will still have their car impounded , but they can have a licensed driver pick it up immediately.
Co-owner Kody Becker says he follows what the Washington State Patrol outlines for police impounds , which is $177 dollars an hour and $45 dollars per day for storage.
McClain takes issue with Mayor Villaraigosa's vow to stop impounds for first-time offenders.
The Turner campaign wants the ballots impounded tonight after the polls close.
Washington's new mandatory DUI impound law went into effect at midnight on July 22, meaning that police officers now are required to have vehicles driven by those arrested for DUI towed.
Washington's new mandatory DUI impound law will go into effect at midnight on July 27, meaning that police officers will be required to have vehicles driven by those arrested for DUI towed.
Body found in box truck at city impound lot is male.
Boaters caught operating under the influence will find their voyage terminated and their vessel impounded.
Apparently this guy went to the pub the night before, parked his car and when he left the bar his car was impounded.
Several thousand snow geese and a few hundred Tundra swans are wintering in a freshwater impoundment at Blackwater.
After Loss, Florida Rep West Wants Ballots, Voting Machines Impounded.
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