POTS


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POTS

n. plain old telephone service [for a computer connection to the Internet]. (As opposed to connection through a TV cable or high-speed telephone line.) Even in five years, most people will still rely on POTS to get connected to the Internet.
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References in classic literature ?
But all this would not answer my end, which was to get an earthen pot to hold what was liquid, and bear the fire, which none of these could do.
No joy at a thing of so mean a nature was ever equal to mine, when I found I had made an earthen pot that would bear the fire; and I had hardly patience to stay till they were cold before I set one on the fire again with some water in it to boil me some meat, which it did admirably well; and with a piece of a kid I made some very good broth, though I wanted oatmeal, and several other ingredients requisite to make it as good as I would have had it been.
Then sweeping away all the embers, I set down my loaf or loaves, and whelming down the earthen pot upon them, drew the embers all round the outside of the pot, to keep in and add to the heat; and thus as well as in the best oven in the world, I baked my barley-loaves, and became in little time a good pastrycook into the bargain; for I made myself several cakes and puddings of the rice; but I made no pies, neither had I anything to put into them supposing I had, except the flesh either of fowls or goats.
One edition of jelly was trickled from pot to pot, another lay upon the floor, and a third was burning gaily on the stove.
With that he flourished off the contents of his little tin pot, as if he had made the voyage, and had passed a first-class examination before the highest naval authorities.
They started off, and when they reached it they found the pot in its place, but quite empty!
The brown pot could never be of use to him any more, but he stuck the bits together and propped the ruin in its old place for a memorial.
Long ago the heap of coins had become too large for the iron pot to hold them, and he had made for them two thick leather bags, which wasted no room in their resting-place, but lent themselves flexibly to every corner.
Eleven thousand dollars were already in the pot, and the markers were heaped in a confused pile in the centre of the table.
Thirty-four thousand dollars were already in the pot, and the play possibly not half over.
MacDonald counted his cards carefully, to make doubles sure it was not a foul hand, wrote a sum on a paper slip, and slid it into the pot, with the simple utterance:-
Kearns reached forward with an encircling movement of his arm and drew the pot in to him, his arm shaking as he did so.
After I watched Antonia and her mother go over the hill on their miserable horse, carrying our iron pot with them, I turned to grandmother, who had taken up her darning, and said I hoped that snooping old woman wouldn't come to see us any more.
Trent bent over the pot which the two men had set upon the ground.
Monty struggled to his feet and came meekly towards where the pot stood simmering upon the ground.