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nap

1
a. the raised fibres of velvet or similar cloth
b. the direction in which these fibres lie when smoothed down

nap

2
1. a card game similar to whist, usually played for stakes
2. a call in this card game, undertaking to win all five tricks
3. Horse racing a tipster's choice for an almost certain winner
4. go nap
a. to undertake to win all five tricks at nap
b. to risk everything on one chance

nap

[nap]
(textiles)
Fuzzy fibers on the surface of a fabric; produced by a finishing process called raising.

nap

The relatively short fuzzy ends of fibers forming the surface of the carpet.

NAP

(1) (Network Access Protection) See endpoint security.

(2) (Network Access Point) The first public Internet exchange points (IXPs). Established by the National Science Foundation in the early 1990s, they were set up to provide a standard way to exchange packets for commercial backbones. When the Net went commercial in 1995, four official NAPs were created. Three were run by the telephone companies in San Francisco, Chicago and Pennsauken, NJ, and the fourth was run by Metropolitan Fiber Systems (MFS) in Washington, D.C., known as MAE-East (Metropolitan Area Exchange-East). Four more MAEs became de facto NAPs along with two federal exchanges and the Commercial Internet Exchange Association (see CIX).

From a Dozen to Hundreds
Since the first NAPs, hundreds of public exchange points were created around the world, which serve to interconnect all the backbone networks and provide on-ramps to smaller ISPs. See IXP.
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Prime Minister Khan had told attendees that implementation of the NAP is the government's foremost priority as it is reflective of the will of the nation, and a consensus document which was agreed upon by all political parties in the country.
Finding the right place to nap can be tricky for those seeking out their 40 winks.
He also cautions that anyone who falls into the one third of Americans that don't get enough sleep at night to not try and use a nap as a substitute for that missed sleep.
NAP failed to put an end to the issuance of new gun licences and to declare the existing weapon licences (largely issued on the basis of favour, status, influence or bribe), null and void.
Racing Post Ratings Steve Mason Sigurd 4.00 Wetherby, nap Shapes like today's trip will suit at this track.
The PML-N and the PPP have recently refused to participate in the meeting invited by the government to brief all parliamentary parties on implementation of NAP. The briefing scheduled on March 28 was actually called to create a consensus on the extension of military courts.
The premier said that the government is committed to removing all impediments in the way of implementation of NAP in letter and spirit.
The concept allows guests to book a nap room for an hour, and the hotel will even provide a signature DoubleTree cookie and a glass of milk to encourage your sleepy mood.
* In ancient Rome, everyone was required to take a pre-scheduled nap after lunch.
No data exists on how many schools still offer nap time, says Peg Oliveira, executive director of the Gesell Institute of Child Development.
The NAP has chalked out a program to train the officials of various department/ organization responsible for handling valuable papers.
"Sa mga nakakatanda, ang power nap ay napaka importante nyan dahil umiiksi ang panahon para sa tulog kapag ang isang tao ay tumatanda.