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a cracked or sore patch on the skin caused by chapping

CHAP

CHAP

(Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol) An access control protocol for dialing into a network that provides a moderate degree of security. When the client logs onto the network, the network access server (NAS) sends the client a random value (the challenge). The client encrypts the random value with its password, which acts as an encryption key. It then sends the encrypted value to the NAS, which forwards it along with the challenge and username to the authentication server. The CHAP server encrypts the challenge with the password stored in its database for the user and matches its results with the response from the client. If they match, it indicates the client has the correct password, but the password itself never left the client's machine. See PAP, PPP and challenge/response.
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PA) has joined the UK's CHAPS, a same day high-value electronic payment system.
Chaps is a separate organisation to the Bank, funded by lenders who pay fees to use its services.
In the swooning contest, chaps "have to induce the ladies to swoon through any means possible.
Whilst we're not being made to give up making the chaps, the paperwork involved is just too much.
The retailer already carries a Chaps apparel line, which has been a success, prompting the expansion of the program to home, a Polo Ralph Lauren spokeswoman told HFN.
I can just see us with our chaps and bare bums - OK, maybe not the bare bums.
The addition of Chaps expands Kohl's fashionable offerings for men and reinforces our goal to deliver timeless, high-quality brands at a reasonable price point for all of our consumers," said Don Brennan, Kohl's executive vice president and general merchandise manager for men's apparel.
Time was when The Chaps would hire hansom cab to get out of The Smoke and discuss such matters more directly with their public at book signings and the like.
They also make leather chaps, jackets and vests and hand-beaded jewelry.
To all the parents who I hope will use this Resource Guide to find the best ropes, chaps, schools, equipment, clinics, camps, support groups, Web sites, technologies, and information available to ensure a better trail ride for the special buck-a-roos.
The original Rattlers(r) Brand Snake Proof Chaps and Gaiters, celebrating their millionth pair sold, are now available in the new Realtree(r) HardwoodsTM pattern, as well as in Realtree X-tra(r) Brown and Advantage Camouflage(r).