UPS


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UPS

abbr.
ultraviolet photoemission spectroscopy

UPS

Trademark. United Parcel Service.
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UPS

abbr of uninterruptible power supplyUSV
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A quick temper, sharp tongue, and restless spirit were always getting her into scrapes, and her life was a series of ups and downs, which were both comic and pathetic.
muttered Hawkeye, with an inward laugh, "to go through life, like a catbird, mocking all the ups and downs that may happen to come out of other men's throats.
There were ups and downs at the business; but there was always a living, inside of a jail, if not out of it.
So 't was before we started, and I hadn't got my gang chained up; so what should she do but ups on a cotton-bale, like a cat, ketches a knife from one of the deck hands, and, I tell ye, she made all fly for a minit, till she saw 't wan't no use; and she jest turns round, and pitches head first, young un and all, into the river,--went down plump, and never ris.
mongst de willows, en dey wuz so much jawin' 'bout which un 'um she b'long to de mos' dat I come to heah 'bout it pooty soon, so I ups en settles de trouble by tellin' 'um she don't b'long to none uv um, but to you en me; en I ast 'm if dey gwyne to grab a young white genlman's propaty, en git a hid'n for it?
He was poking along through his ups and downs, and when he come to that place he went right along.
He must have had some ups and downs in life to make him such a churl.
And warn't it me as had been tried afore, and as had been know'd up hill and down dale in Bridewells and Lock-Ups?
We should have our trials, our ups and downs, I know; but surely it is by those that true love learns how to grow more true and strong.
I ups with her in my arms--she bein' a light weight and a slender figure--and makes for the canal as fast as I could.
There is no human history in the world, I suppose," said Don Quixote, "that has not its ups and downs, but more than others such as deal with chivalry, for they can never be entirely made up of prosperous adventures.
You are too clever a fellow, you are made of too good stuff, to spend your time in ups and downs over that class of goods.