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 for Common at large
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Common \Com"mon\, n.
     1. The people; the community. [Obs.] "The weal o' the
        common." --Shak.
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     2. An inclosed or uninclosed tract of ground for pleasure,
        for pasturage, etc., the use of which belongs to the
        public; or to a number of persons.
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     3. (Law) The right of taking a profit in the land of another,
        in common either with the owner or with other persons; --
        so called from the community of interest which arises
        between the claimant of the right and the owner of the
        soil, or between the claimants and other commoners
        entitled to the same right.
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     Common appendant, a right belonging to the owners or
        occupiers of arable land to put commonable beasts upon the
        waste land in the manor where they dwell.
     Common appurtenant, a similar right applying to lands in
        other manors, or extending to other beasts, besides those
        which are generally commonable, as hogs.
     Common because of vicinage or Common because of
     neighborhood, the right of the inhabitants of each of two
        townships, lying contiguous to each other, which have
        usually intercommoned with one another, to let their
        beasts stray into the other's fields. - 
     Common in gross or Common at large, a common annexed to a
        man's person, being granted to him and his heirs by deed;
        or it may be claimed by prescriptive right, as by a parson
        of a church or other corporation sole. --Blackstone.
     Common of estovers, the right of taking wood from another's
     Common of pasture, the right of feeding beasts on the land
        of another. --Burill.
     Common of piscary, the right of fishing in waters belonging
        to another.
     Common of turbary, the right of digging turf upon the
        ground of another.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Large \Large\ (l[aum]rj), a. [Compar. Larger (l[aum]r"j[~e]r);
     superl. Largest.] [F., fr. L. largus. Cf. Largo.]
     1. Exceeding most other things of like kind in bulk,
        capacity, quantity, superficial dimensions, or number of
        constituent units; big; great; capacious; extensive; --
        opposed to small; as, a large horse; a large house or
        room; a large lake or pool; a large jug or spoon; a large
        vineyard; a large army; a large city.
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     Note: For linear dimensions, and mere extent, great, and not
           large, is used as a qualifying word; as, great length,
           breadth, depth; a great distance; a great height.
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     2. Abundant; ample; as, a large supply of provisions.
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              We have yet large day.                --Milton.
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     3. Full in statement; diffuse; full; profuse.
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              I might be very large upon the importance and
              advantages of education.              --Felton.
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     4. Having more than usual power or capacity; having broad
        sympathies and generous impulses; comprehensive; -- said
        of the mind and heart.
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     5. Free; unembarrassed. [Obs.]
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              Of burdens all he set the Paynims large. --Fairfax.
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     6. Unrestrained by decorum; -- said of language. [Obs.] "Some
        large jests he will make." --Shak.
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     7. Prodigal in expending; lavish. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     8. (Naut.) Crossing the line of a ship's course in a
        favorable direction; -- said of the wind when it is abeam,
        or between the beam and the quarter.
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     At large.
        (a) Without restraint or confinement; as, to go at large;
            to be left at large.
        (b) Diffusely; fully; in the full extent; as, to discourse
            on a subject at large.
     Common at large. See under Common, n.
     Electors at large, Representative at large, electors, or
        a representative, as in Congress, chosen to represent the
        whole of a State, in distinction from those chosen to
        represent particular districts in a State. [U. S.]
     To give large, To go large, To run large, or To sail
     large (Naut.), to have the wind crossing the direction of a
        vessel's course in such a way that the sails feel its full
        force, and the vessel gains its highest speed. See
        Large, a., 8.
     Syn: Big; bulky; huge; capacious; comprehensive; ample;
          abundant; plentiful; populous; copious; diffusive;
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