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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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"By using small surgical incisions, fewer muscles are cut so there is less harm to muscles in the groin and these are the main reasons why the keyhole technique is associated with less postoperative pain and faster recovery, compared to open surgery."
Through The Keyhole viewers were taken on a tour of Michael's mansion, including lounge area, snooker room, below, and pool, bottom left
Thus, the present review focuses on the following melt-pool characteristics: (1) geometrical features, such as the penetration depth, width, HAZ geometry, keyhole geometry, and MMA geometry; (2) thermodynamic characteristics, such as laser energy absorption, surface temperature, cooling rates, and temperature map in the melt-pool; (3) fluid dynamic characteristics, such as fluid flow in the melt-pool and vaporization in the keyhole; (4) resulting microstructures; and (5) porosity characteristics, including factors that influence porosity formation and methods to avoid it.
Keyhole neurosurgery is a new minimally invasive microsurgery based on precise microneurosurgical techniques.
This paper is organized in the following way: in Section 2, the measurements' setup and a description of the scenario are given; in Section 3, channel estimation procedure, capacity calculation, and keyhole determination are explained; in Section 4, results are presented and, finally, the main conclusions are summarized in Section 5.
Doctors from Sunrise hospital group are demonstrating their patented keyhole techniques in 25 different kinds of surgeries.
Fresh back from his break, looking tanned and well, Kevin was one the first patients to take part in a new clinical trial at James Cook University Hospital which compares the results of conventional "open heart" surgery to repair a "leaky" heart valve, with keyhole surgery.
[11] found that vortex was negative influence for stability of the molten pool, and a porosity formation mechanism could exist resulting from the onset of turbulent fluid flow behind the keyhole. Sohail et al.
DUBAI A Dubai doctor, discovered by chance on the Internet, has removed a monster fibroid weighing 3.5kg from the womb of a newlywed South African woman through a keyhole surgery while keeping her organs intact.
If you saw Germaine Greer enduring the Keith Lemon treatment on Through The Keyhole and thought "Blimey, how desperate is she for appearance money these days?" I may be able to shed some light.
AT THE END of the Summer term, Reception and Year 1 children worked in partnership with the charity 'SEND A COW' to build a 'keyhole garden!' The charity work on education projects in communities within Africa to help them become self sufficient and learn how to grow crops effectively.