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LADS

(Local Area Data Service) A point-to-point, private line service from the telephone company that is not connected to internal equipment. The wire pairs have no conditioning or loading coils and are not processed in any way. Also called "dry wire" or "dry copper," and originally intended for burglar alarms, the circuits are also leased for high-speed data transmission with transceivers of the same type placed at both ends.
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The lad with the turned-up sleeve gave the smith a blow in the face and cried wildly: "They're fighting us, lads!"
The tipsy antics of the lads had led a majority of the soberer-minded lassies to compel a departure.
Indeed, I am sorry to say there was too much reason for this conjecture; the lad having from his earliest years discovered a propensity to many vices, and especially to one which hath as direct a tendency as any other to that fate which we have just now observed to have been prophetically denounced against him: he had been already convicted of three robberies, viz., of robbing an orchard, of stealing a duck out of a farmer's yard, and of picking Master Blifil's pocket of a ball.
"Methinks thou art overyoung to be perplexed with trouble," quoth Robin kindly; then, turning to the others, he cried, "Come, lads, busk ye and get our feast ready; only thou, Will Scarlet, and thou, Little John, stay here with me."
Yes, and when I have my flock, I'll just point to you, and say `There's your model, my lads'."
This was plainly the archer, for he flourished his bow aloft, and likewise bore a sword at his side, though for all that he looked a mere lad.
It is such a fond anxious mother's voice that you hear, as Lisbeth says, "Well, my lad, it's gone seven by th' clock.
This proceeding rather startled Rose, for the other lads looked and laughed, and in her confusion she said hastily to the young usurper
"And why the Scots, my pretty lads? We have seen French and Spanish galleys no further away than Southampton, but I doubt that it will be some time before the Scots find their way to these parts."
And when he had taken his hand from the lad's head, the latter observed that his hair was full of clotted blood.
'Where did you come from, my lad?' said the Irishman.
He saw at first no way in which he could, with safety to himself, wreak vengeance upon Tarzan through the medium of Tarzan's son; but that great possibilities for revenge lay in the boy was apparent to him, and so he determined to cultivate the lad in the hope that fate would play into his hands in some way in the future.