In common-law practice. A writ which issues after the plaintiff inan action has obtained a judgment by default, on an unliquidated claim,V directing the sheriff, with the. aid of a jury, to inquire into the amount of theplaintiff’s demand and assess his damages. Lennon v. Rawitzer. 57 Conn. 5S3, 19 Atl.334; Havens v. Hartford & N. R. Co., 28 Conn. 70.