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" [a] word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used. "
Reports of the Tax Court of the United States - Page 52
by United States. Tax Court - 1984
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Cases Decided in the United States Court of Claims ... with ..., Volumes 110-120

United States. Court of Claims, Audrey Bernhardt - 1952
...the term requisition. As was said by Justice Holmes in the case of Towne v. Eisner, 245 US 418, 425. A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged, it is the skin of a living thought and it may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is...
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Income Tax Procedure

Robert Hiester Montgomery - 1920
...act. But it is not necessarily true that income means the same thing in the constitution and the act. A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged;...the circumstances and the time in which it is used. Lamar v. United States, 240 US 60, 65. Whatever the meaning of the constitution, the government had...
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Journal of Accountancy, Volume 25

1918
...act. But it is not necessarily true that income means the same thing in the constitution and the act. A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged;...the circumstances and the time in which it is used. Lamar vs. United States, 240 US 60, 65. Whatever the meaning of the constitution, the government had...
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United States Supreme Court Reports, Volume 62

United States. Supreme Court - 1918
...act. But it is not necessarily true that income means the same thing in the Constitution and the act. A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged;...the circumstances and the time in which it is used. Lnmar v. United States, 240 US 60. 65, 60 L. ed. 526, 528, 36 Sup. Ct. Rep. 255. Whatever the meaning...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 245

United States. Supreme Court - 1918
...act. But it is not necessarily true that income means the same thing in the Constitution and the act. A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged,...the circumstances and the time in which it is used. Lamar v. United States, 240 US 60, 65. Whatever the meaning of the Constitution, the Government had...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 245

United States. Supreme Court - 1918
...act. But it is not necessarily true that income means the same thing in the Constitution and the act. A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged,...the circumstances and the time in which it is used. Lamar v. United States, 240 US 60, 65. Whatever the meaning of the Constitution, the Government had...
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Supreme Court Reporter, Volume 38

United States. Supreme Court - 1918
...same thing In the Constitution and the Act. A word IB not a crystal, transparent and unchanged, it IB the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly...according to the circumstances and the time in which It la need. Lámar v. United States, 240 US 60, 65, 36 Sup. Ct. 255, 60 L. Ed. 526. Whatever the meaning...
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Law Series, Issues 17-24

University of Missouri - 1919 - 71 pages
...will of the legislature has to be expressed by words, spoken or written." Mr. Justice Holmes28 says: "A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged,...the circumstances and the time in which it is used." Thus, statutes must be interpreted by courts to give them meaning and they are interpreted thru the...
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A Study of Poetry

Bliss Perry - 1920 - 396 pages
...exposed to such further changes, of form and of meaning, as usage may prescribe. ..." Century Dictionary. "A word is not a crystal — transparent and unchanged;...the circumstances and the time in which it is used." Justice OUVER WENDELL HOLMES, Towne vs. Eisner. "I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely...
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Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States ..., Volume 31

United States. Department of Justice - 1920
...Mr. Justice Holmes in the recent case of Towne v. Kisner, 245 US 418, is pertinent. He said (425) : "A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged,...the circumstances and the time in which it is used. Lamar v. United States, 240 US 60, 65." I do not deem it necessary to consider whether or how far my...
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