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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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Five subjective metrics, including loudness, sharpness, tonality, spectral centroid and Kurtosis, are analyzed for the cases with various gear faults.
The case for thinking about the free-verse line in relation to tonality becomes especially clear when we note that linguists often capture the tonality of ordinary discourse, like that below, through a transcription method that apportions a single intonational phrase per line.
The smaller roles were well handled: Brian Werhle had a lovely, dark tonality in his portrayal of a drug-pushing Dr.
Rings also draws on a wide range of theoretical sources that discuss tonality and its tendencies (taking quotations made by theorists spanning the Years 1737-1999).
In other words, the wandering or change of tonality was the error.
Most ludicrous among them are the goldfish bowl-facilitated conversation - meaning to discuss something while sitting in a circular pattern - and tonality - which simply refers to an item's meaning.
In particular, I find distracting Taylor's invocation of the discovery of the New World as background to the rise of tonality and opera.
The same message can have a different meaning by tonality and accent.
Course leaders Lesley Hunter, of Mynx, and Andy Shipp, of Core Target Training, gave insights into how voice, tonality and body language can enliven presentations.
The company said PROTeGe is intended to improve the user's sense of pitch and tonality, enable musicians to edit, save and practice songs and create playback straight from notation.
Ditto "Krack," with its staccato Kraftwerk-like beats and wobbly tonality.
My recommendation was based on her need to have a really good system so that demo CDs of groups we were auditioning (I co-chair the music committee of the group) for our concerts could be reproduced with enough fidelity for her to evaluate the tonality of the players.