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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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This has incorporated the use of naturally occurring tension between the keyers and the improvisers to limit the excesses of campus as well as those of community routines.
Entry-level positions such as data entry keyers generally require a high-school diploma, fast keyboarding speed and some business education.
Whole job categories such as typesetters, telephone operators, data keyers, motion picture projectionists, and lathe operators, to name just a few, have all but disappeared (Bureau of Labor Statistics; Flower, 1997).
The story that Boris tells begins with tenement-house cigarmakers in nineteenth-century New York and ends with New England knitters of the 1980s and the "cottage keyers" who process data for Blue Cross and similar firms on home computers.
Almost half of all women are employed in occupations that are at least 80% female; these women include, for example, librarians, health technicians, secretaries and typists, data-entry keyers, nurses, bank tellers and bookkeepers, telephone operators, sewers and stitchers, child-care workers, and dental assistants.
A suite of 35 pre-built effects and two independent keyers that enable color-suppressed chroma keying, full linear keying, and a choice of matte or video fills are other highlights.
For example, women who worked as telephone operators, data keyers, or computer operators did not appear to show the same surge in mortality rates.
As the "applicant prescreening supervisor" for the Blue Cross/Blue Shield cottage keyers program noted, "The cost of processing has gone down," since keyers are paid on a piecework basis, according to the number of forms they process, and do not get fringe or vacation benefits.
Graphite contains the features of a Carbonite switcher, including 2MEs with five keyers each, four MiniME processors with two keyers each, four floating DVEs, two UltraChrome chroma keyers, two advanced pattern generators per ME, and four channels of MediaStore.
"Pebble Beach Marina controls the downstream keyers on the IS-750 for Viz Multichannel graphics, as per the MediaGeniX schedule.