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expected approach clearance (EAC)

An expression used in radio communications to indicate the time at which arriving aircraft should be cleared to begin the approach for a landing. Also known as EAT, or expected approach time.
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"Very well, then," said Pinocchio, "if there is nothing else I'll eat them."
"I think it would be a shame to send this child away hungry, especially as she agrees to eat whatever we can spare and not touch our people."
"Why, I'll let her eat my back fence, if she wants to.
"Come, come, this is very droll -- very amusing -- I allow; but, as I am very hungry, pray allow me to eat. Stay, here is another louis for you."
Peppino pretended not to hear him, and without even turning his head continued to eat slowly.
By the way, we never eat anybody's health, always drink it.
perhaps we can find you some milk-weeds to eat," said the boy.
"You don't need milk, Eureka," remarked Dorothy; "you are big enough now to eat any kind of food."
For instance, there is a tribe in the vicinity of Lake Rudolph that will eat no sheep or cattle, though its next neighbors do so.
After I have gone, remember never to let the flies settle on your food before you eat it; and do not sleep on the ground when the rains are coming.
'Well, my good friend, have you had enough now?' 'I have had plenty of meat,' answered he, 'but I should like to have a piece of bread to eat after it.' 'Come with me then,' said the sparrow, 'and you shall soon have that too.' So she took him to a baker's shop, and pecked at two rolls that lay in the window, till they fell down: and as the dog still wished for more, she took him to another shop and pecked down some more for him.
If I had no conscience I would probably eat the babies and then get hungry again, which would mean that I had sacrificed the poor babies for nothing.