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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 means of a key derivation function, both EP1 and EP2 generate a ZRTP session key and Secure Real-Time Transfer protocol (SRTP) (Baugher et al., 2004) keying material in the manner shown in Figure-2.
In this phase, two sensor nodes that want to communicate securely can exchange the identifiers of their keying materials and if there is any common key, they can communicate securely via that key.
Since most of my schedule was made up of Wing-T teams, I felt that the best way to do this was by keying the offensive linemen, as their blocks always indicated the direction of the ball.