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What is COOLING TIME

Time to recover “cool blood” after severe excitement or provocation ; time for the mind to become so calm and sedate as that it is supposed to contemplate, comprehend, and coolly act with reference to the consequences likely to ensue. Eanes v. State, 10 Tex. App. 447; May v. People, 8 Colo. 210. 0 Pac. 810; Keiser v. Smith, 71 Ala. 481. 40 Am. Rep. 342; Jones v. State, 33 Tex. Cr. R. 492, 20 S. W. 10S2, 47 Am. St. Rep. 40.

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