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KEY. An instrument made for shutting and opening a lock.
     2. The keys of a house are considered as real estate, and descend to the heir with the inheritance. But see 5 Blackf. 417.
     3. When the keys of a warehouse are delivered to a purchaser of goods locked up there, with a view of effecting a delivery of such goods, the delivery is complete. The doctrine of the civil law is the same. Dig. lib. 41, t. 1, 1. 9, Sec. 6; and lib. 18, t. 1, 1. 74.

KEY, estates. A wharf at which to land goods from, or to load them in a vessel. This word is now generally spelled Quay, from the French, quai.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The result of these efforts is the common QWERTY keyboard (named for the letters in the upper left hand row).
However, it's worth noting that the renders from last month didn't show the new mystery button on the physical QWERTY keyboard. But they did show that the BlackBerry Key2 will have a 3.5mm headphone jack on top and a UBS Type-C port at the bottom.
According to AT&T, it was the first wireless carrier to launch a BlackBerry device in the US with the BlackBerry 950 in 1999; first with a GSM enabled product with the BlackBerry 5810 and 5820 in 2002 and the first and only to launch the exclusive BlackBerry Torch with full QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen in 2011.
They claim normal users using a Qwerty keyboard on a touchscreen device were limited to typing at a rate of about 20 words per minute.
Then sync the magnetic qwerty keyboard or game controller via Bluetooth and let it cling to the case in portrait.
Drogheda, Ireland, July 28, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The QWERTY keyboard that we all use today was originally developed to stop the most frequently used keys on manual typewriters from jamming when typing too fast.
The new 4G smartphone has a 3.2-inch, high resolution LCD touch-screen and a full QWERTY keyboard and is based on the BlackBerry 7 OS.
The Slider has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and the Transformer has a docking stand with a keyboard.
Initially only available Sim-free from gadget website Expansys, like its US counterpart, the Milestone features a large and ridiculously bright 3.7in touch-screen, slide-out Qwerty keyboard, up to 8GB of storage expandable up to 32GB via SD card and a five-megapixel camera with flash.
The phone includes a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard, and can be flipped n its side for accelerometer-sensed widescreen browsing.
According to the company, the laptops weigh 993g, feature a 7" touch screen display and Qwerty keyboard, and include Intel A100 and A110 mobile processors, wireless LAN and built-in Bluetooth.