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ACTS

(Automated Computer Time Service) An NIST service since 1988 that provides an ultra-accurate time based on several atomic clocks. ACTS lets computers using NIST software dial up the service via an analog modem and obtain the current time. For more information, visit http://tf.nist.gov/service/acts.htm.
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It therefore belongs to them to ascertain its meaning, as well as the meaning of any particular act proceeding from the legislative body.
The third act had begun; and during its progress the Count of Morcerf, according to his promise, made his appearance in the box of Madame Danglars.
as if we were going to act three times a week till my father's return, and invite all the country.
Each guild had its patron saint, and after a time the members of a guild began to act a play on their saint's day in his honor.
Although natural selection can act only through and for the good of each being, yet characters and structures, which we are apt to consider as of very trifling importance, may thus be acted on.
And the highest, finest, right conduct," I interjected, "is that act which benefits at the same time the man, his children, and his race.
Besides, I don't suppose you will want your wife to act, so what does it matter if she plays Juliet like a wooden doll?
Then everybody said: "Of course, it will be during the next act.
The eventual election, again, is to be made by that branch of the legislature which consists of the national representatives; but in this particular act they are to be thrown into the form of individual delegations, from so many distinct and coequal bodies politic.
You will say that that was in the comparatively barbarous times; that these are barbarous times too, because also, comparatively speaking, pins are stuck in even now; that though man has now learned to see more clearly than in barbarous ages, he is still far from having learnt to act as reason and science would dictate.
The Stamp Act," replied Grandfather, "was a law by which all deeds, bonds, and other papers of the same kind were ordered to be marked with the king's stamp; and without this mark they were declared illegal and void.
In conformity with the Act of Congress of the United States entitled, "An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times herein mentioned.