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A, the first letter of the English and most other alphabets, is frequently used as an abbreviation, (q.v.) and also in the marks of schedules or papers, as schedule A, B, C, &c. Among the Romans this letter was used in criminal trials. The judges were furnished with small tables covered with wax, and each one inscribed on it the initial letter of his vote; A, when he voted to absolve the party on trial; C, when he was for condemnation; and N L, (non liquet) when the matter did not appear clearly, and be desired a new argument.

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It is also important to keep a weather eye on movements in the U.
Government should keep a weather eye on global developments in greenhouse politics, to ensure Australia does not lose global competitiveness, foster greenhouse emission abatement projects that promote efficiency and be involved in joint low emission technology initiatives with US and other governments as a way of leveraging research done elsewhere.
Whatever the answer, the country will be well advised to keep a weather eye out for the likes of King Mithridates of Pontus, for his ilk looms large in the future of our nation, which has survived more than two hundred years as a remarkable republic--about half the time span of the Roman republic before it faded amid the demands of global power and was replaced by a less free, less open, less democratic form of government.
Although her best-known essays are now almost 50 years old, they still strike a deep chord with anyone who's ever sat huddled on the playground sidelines, keeping a weather eye on the teeter-totter crowd while scribbling furiously on a big yellow pad.
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Above all else keep that weather eye open at all times and log weather elements, such as pressure, wind, cloud, sea and swell so that you can infer trends and hence fine tune the weather forecast if the need arises.
CMG Asia found the Hong Kong market had been developed by companies such as AIA, Manulife and National Mutual but recognised there was a "terrific opportunity" to grow existing business while keeping a weather eye on a longer term prize -- China (once it gained WTO membership and current restrictions were eased).
It has already taken a few steps in that direction with support for thin clients using Microsoft Terminal Server and software from Citrix Systems Inc, pilot programs for application hosting of BackOffice through its Network Solutions Group (which is part of the Consumer and Commerce division), and the assembly of a team of ten or so engineers and marketers under the supervision of marketing director Jim Ewel to keep a weather eye on the Linux operating system.
Alexandre Braverman, the deputy Minister for Privatisation, has repeatedly insisted that his Ministry will continue to adopt a flexible approach regarding the time-frame from the sale, keeping a weather eye on the evolution of the markets, and in particular the price of oil.