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adjective critical, crucial, decisive, fateful, influential, major, momentous, significant, weighty

key

(Passport), noun bar, pass, permit, ticket

key

(Solution), noun answer, method, resolution, way
See also: answer, basic, cardinal, catchword, central, clue, cornerstone, critical, crucial, essential, explanation, fundamental, gravamen, important, indispensable, main point, major, material, necessary, outstanding, primary, solution, strategic, tip

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.

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If the Philippines loses Sandy Cay to China, Pag-asa Island would lose one-third or more of its territorial sea, leaving Filipino fishermen with a smaller area to fish, he said.
It's the most demanding, team-oriented sport of any kind of fishing tournament in the world," says Bill Harrison of Miami, who had fished Cat Cay bluefin for years, and recently as well, appearing in the terrific Costa del Mar film production, "Bluefin on the Line," which documents the Cat Cay fishery.
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American Eagle yesterday launched service from Miami to Charleston (daily using an ERJ-145, increasing to twice-daily April 6), Knoxville (daily, ERJ-145), Eleuthera (thrice-weekly using an ATR 72) and Treasure Cay (four-times-weekly, ATR 72) and today will begin four-times-weekly MIA-Governor's Harbour service aboard an ATR 72.
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