In several
Several Sev"er*al, n. 1. Each particular taken singly; an item; a detail; an individual. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

There was not time enough to hear . . . The severals. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Persons oe objects, more than two, but not very many. [1913 Webster]

Several of them neither rose from any conspicuous family, nor left any behind them. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. An inclosed or separate place; inclosure. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

They had their several for heathen nations, their several for the people of their own nation. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

{In several}, in a state of separation. [R.] ``Where pastures in several be.'' --Tusser. [1913 Webster]


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