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(1) Among the Kirghiz and Altai peoples in the past, a nomadic or seminomadic settlement which usually included kinfolk of varying degrees of relationship. Among the Altai the term “ail” also referred to a separate dwelling (a yurt or a hut) with a farm.

(2) Among the Mongol peoples, a nomadic family group.

(3) In the Kirghiz SSR, a rural administrative territorial unit. Accordingly, village councils of the Kirghiz SSR are referred to as ail and village soviets of working people’s deputies.

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More than 900,000 em ail attachments on force email accounts were viewed by officers from the professional standards department to determine if they were ``appropriate'' documents to be sent on police computers.
The investigation audited every em ail attachment on the force system, finding 90% of them to be appropriate and directly linked to police business.
The Daily Post quoted an em ail sent to staff by Helen Wells, the chief immigration officer, which admitted JLA was ``woefully equipped'' to deal with suspected criminals and illegal immigrants.
He added: ``It wasn't explicitly stated that employees could not use their em ail accounts for non Merseyside police business but it was always explicitly stated that they could not use their accounts for grossly offensive images.
Following the discovery, which is currently being investigated, senior police officers began poring over the computers and em ail accounts of every staff member.
p Finding the source of each em ail and looking at who they were sent to and when.
The offensive material was uncovered by ACC Barker during a random ``dip'' into Merseyside Police em ail accounts.
A CHESHIRE company that produces software to combat junk em ail has won a lucrative contract with the Sydney Opera House.
Maelor hospital spokesman Andy Scotson said yesterday that em ails were partially working again.
I receive em ails from places you wouldn't think would have Radio Wales listeners,like the Wrexham fan from Rhosddu who listens in the desert conditions of Dubai in a heat of 42C,'' she said.
Jean Primrose Whyte's knowledge of the life and times of the AIL began in 1944 when she was one of the first batch of 49 candidates to sit the preliminary examination of the Institute.
In the recent study, Okada and his colleagues found that ail artiodactyls are not equally related to whales, as paleontologists have long maintained.