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Some two centuries ago His Majesty George III (1738-1820) assigned to Newfoundland the "coast" of Labrador. Upon the meaning of "coast" and a few similar technicalities has hung for more than a generation the most important case ever submitted to the Privy Council, a case involving $250,000,000, a case now finally decided.

To discover what George III meant by "coast" the Privy Council turned to the first great English dictionary, work of that inspired if pompous king of 18th Century letters, Dr. Samuel Johnson. Once George III encountered the great Doctor in the Royal...

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