impoundment

Definitions

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

In literature:

We impound water without knowing the effects of that impoundment on its quality.
"The Nation's River" by United States Department of the Interior
He felt a sense of relief, however, that the authorities had acted so promptly in impounding Lyne's books.
"The Daffodil Mystery" by Edgar Wallace
And the pig did not propose to remain impounded.
"The Corner House Girls at School" by Grace Brooks Hill
The impounding laws gradually cut off another occasion of mischief.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
My heart which she unjustly doth impound.
"A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles" by Sidney Lee
In this case the game is the caribou or reindeer, but no rope fence would serve to impound these.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
Meanwhile, I made sure that Howley's gadget had been impounded as evidence.
"...Or Your Money Back" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Few colonial enactments have occasioned more vexation than the impounding laws.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
Why should the several literary species be impounded each in its separate paddock?
"A History of French Literature" by Edward Dowden
A barrage and lock control the flow of water at Assiut; a huge dam at Assuan impounds the surplus of the flood season.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
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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:

Gila Officials Warn They Will Impound Free Roaming Livestock.
The nature of the impound business requires a secure facility that protects you from a resourceful vehicle owner, and that protects impounded vehicles from incidental damage.
Most vehicles impounded from private property are passenger vehicles.
A 21-year-old Princeton man has been charged with breaking into the Princeton Police Department impound lot where he allegedly attempted to steal a truck before making off with a moped.
"It's the most pathetic thing I've ever seen in politics," Pascrell said of the attempt by opponent Rep Steve Rothman to have about 2,000 absentee ballots impounded .
The Passaic County elections superintendent ordered the ballots impounded Monday afternoon, but a judge vacated the order later that night.
Thousand Oaks Lowers Vehicle Impound Fee, In Wake Of Grand Jury Report.
Fees for vehicle impounding in the City of Thousand Oaks have been reduced, after a Grand Jury report said that a part of what had been charged to help pay for an educational program was improper.
Not only will proper identification save you money if your animal is impounded , get him/her back home faster, but there are also laws about rabies vaccinations and licensing.
California to Stop Towing, Impounding Vehicles of Unlicensed Drivers.
Now the adoptee will pay $65 to the city for spay or neutering services and $25 to the impound kennel.
An early morning one-vehicle crash on Baltimore Pike, near Impounding Dam Road and Hobart Road, sent a New Oxford man to Hanover Hospital with minor injuries, police said.
The Kill Bill star, who was driving a now impounded Pontiac GTO, was spotted driving erratically on PCH in Malibu, Calif weaving through traffic at around 2:50 p.m.
Getting Started in Private Property Impound.
The project adds habitat to impoundments that lack structure.
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