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a. the fleshy cushion-like underpart of the foot of a cat, dog, etc.
b. any of the parts constituting such a structure
2. Entomol a nontechnical name for pulvillus
3. the large flat floating leaf of the water lily
4. Electronics a resistive attenuator network inserted in the path of a signal to reduce amplitude or to match one circuit to another


An isolated mass of concrete forming a foundation.



a term used in Siberia and the Soviet Far East to designate ravines and the valleys of streams and small rivers.


(aerospace engineering)
A small circumscribed mass of fatty tissue, as in terminal phalanges of the fingers or the underside of the toes of an animal, such as a dog.
An arrangement of fixed resistors used to reduce the strength of a radio-frequency or audio-frequency signal by a desired fixed amount without introducing appreciable distortion. Also known as fixed attenuator.
A layer of material used as a cushion or for protection.
A projection of excess metal on a casting forging, or welded part.
An area within an airstrip or airway that is used for warming up the motors of an airplane before takeoff.
A block of stone or masonry set on a wall to distribute a load that is concentrated at that portion of the wall. Also known as padstone.
That portion of an airstrip or airway from which an airplane leaves the ground on takeoff or first touches the ground on landing.
The brickwork that is beneath the molten iron at the base of a blast furnace.

padstone, pad

A strong block bedded on a wall to distribute a concentrated load; a template, 2.



(1) To fill a data structure with bits or characters. See padding.

(2) (PAD) (Packet Assembler/Disassembler) A communications device that formats outgoing data into packets of the required length for transmission in an X.25 packet switching network. It also strips the data out of incoming packets.

(3) An iPad-like tablet computer. See iPad and tablet computer.
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Tap your woolly scrubber onto the ink pad and use it to make some great background bushes.
The smARTwriter PLUS package features smARTwriter, and includes smARTscribble and Ink Pad utilities.
The InkLink Starter Kit, which includes one ink feed system with attachable ink pad and one 84-gram ink tank, is list priced at $29.
Contract award notice: Purchase of supplies, Small office equipment and personalized automatic ink pads for the services of the department of isre
Debbie Williamson-Smith, spokeswoman for the museum, led children through the activity as they chose from an assortment of vegetables and pressed them into ink pads, making art with their food.
An RO registers the number of ballot papers, their serial numbers, number of irremovable magnetic ink pads, serial numbers of the electoral lists and the details of the other electoral material and their quantities in the polling invoice.
Last year, we bought similar equipment for the ladies and quite a few ink pads as well as rubber stamps.
At a variety or hobby store, purchase stamp ink pads in your choice of colors.
5 million magnetic ink pads were received by the ECP and the paper trail to prove that the pads were delivered to polling stations.
It is also doing away with ink pads as voters will only need to affix their signatures, not their thumb marks, on the voting record.
The book-kit includes glitter glue, shiny sequins, 3 ink pads, 1 black marker pen, and tear-out greeting cards (to be decorated with thumbprints).