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the DL

1. slang A shortening of "down low," referring to a state of secrecy or minimal public knowledge. Keep this on the DL, but Janet is planning to break up with Kevin next week. My parents know about the pregnancy, but I'd like it to stay on the DL otherwise.
2. slang A shortening of "down low," referring to a state of secrecy or minimal public knowledge pertaining to the activities of a man who has sex with other men but considers himself to be heterosexual. I never thought he was gay, but then I started to hear rumors that he's on the DL.
3. A shortening of "disabled list," which, in sports, is a list of players who cannot currently play due to injury. Well, our two best players are on the DL, so I'd say our playoff chances are looking grim.
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the DL

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Tenders are invited for Vernier height Gauge LC=0.02 mm Size: 1 500 mm Quantity:1 No.,Engineer Try Square as per IS-21 03-1 980 A grade (steel) size: D-l 50 mm 2 Nos.,Engineer Try Square as per IS-21 03-1 980 A grade (steel) size: 0-600 mm 4 Nos.,Engineer Try Square as per IS-21 03-1 980 A grade (steel) size:D-l 000 mm 2 Nos.,Engineer Try Square as per IS-21 03-1 980 A grade (steel) size:D-l 500 mm 1 No.
Because of the D-l, IH was well-established in the light truck field, but in order to assure the supply of these vehicles, Harvester badly needed to develop its own half-ton and build it in its own factories.
IH managed to get some 2,500 D-l trucks from the Toledo plant during early 1934, but the new IH C series trucks were due to come out that year and a replacement for the D-l was the first of the new models, appearing about May.
Even though lots of the International D-l tracks were built, very few have survived: I think I've seen two or three.