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Conservancy  n.  Conservation, as from injury, defilement, or irregular use. "(An act was) passed in 1866, for vesting in the Conservators of the River Thames the conservancy of the Thames and Isis."

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"Conservancy" Quotes from Famous Books

... WERE. The Conservancy of late seems to have constituted itself into a society for the employment of idiots. A good many of the new lock-keepers, especially in the more crowded portions of the river, are excitable, nervous old men, ...
— Three Men in a Boa • Jerome K. Jerome

... guard, even at the most lavish expenditure of the public purse? And shall we, in dealing with this moral sewage, neglect even the most ordinary precautions that we consider necessary in dealing with the conservancy ...
— Darkest India - A Supplement to General Booth's "In Darkest England, and the Way Out" • Commissioner Booth-Tucker

Words linked to "Conservancy" :   committee, conservation, UK, United Kingdom, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great Britain, commission

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