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A, the first letter of the English and most other alphabets, is frequently used as an abbreviation, (q.v.) and also in the marks of schedules or papers, as schedule A, B, C, &c. Among the Romans this letter was used in criminal trials. The judges were furnished with small tables covered with wax, and each one inscribed on it the initial letter of his vote; A, when he voted to absolve the party on trial; C, when he was for condemnation; and N L, (non liquet) when the matter did not appear clearly, and be desired a new argument.

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Bha bucas ann cuideachd, le connlach, no feur na bhroinn, a's am biodh iad a' breth nan uighean.
It added A's games, becoming their flagship station.
The resources in the LGs (dzongkhags, gewogs and Thromde 'A's) have been allocated according to the resource allocation formula (RAF).
Other breaks this week came from Blue Bell A's new player this season, Trevor Carson (35), Albert C's Tommy Johnstone (27) and Albert A's Andrew Edgar (25).
gray A's and teal tone-on-tone A's to make 80 unit 1's.
Make 8 units total using small red print and red texture A's with ivory A's.
1 Referring to Triangle-Squares in Quilt Basics and to Diagram I-A, use cheddar/white print A's and cheddar small floral A's to make 36 unit 1's.
The A's fell short in their effort to pull off what would have been a once-in-almost-a-century feat with a 12-3 loss to the Red Sox Sunday.
Cignal HD Spikers A's Sandy Montero and Edward Bonono rose from an opening-set loss to whip Champion Infinity A's Angelo Espiritu and Nestor Molate, 19-21, 21-12, 15-6, and clinch the first semifinal berth in the Philippine Super Liga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup at the SM by the Bay sandcourt in SM Mall of Asia.
Straight A's Are Not Enough is a plain-talk study skills and college preparation guide.
Branko Geroski from Sloboden Pecat recalls the statement of his professor who said to him that his A's are in vain because one day the ones with D's will serve him revenge.
This simple, yet critical aspect, is why any discussion of the A's or Rays relocating is a non-starter.