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spod

(spɒd)
adj
a person seen as being boring, unattractive, or excessively studious
[C20: origin unknown]
ˈspoddy adj

spod

- A studious person who is quite socially inept or dull or a person who pursues an unfashionable, technical, or esoteric interest with obsessive dedication.
See also related terms for technical.
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SEDRE and SPOD operations heavily rely on a realistic operational design, effective deployment of forces, and a methodical redeployment and retrograde process.
This symposium, marking the SPOD's fortieth anniversary, celebrates SPOD's past, present and future in four outstanding articles.
APX activity in eggplant slightly increased in both root and leaf while sPOD significantly increased in the root but remained unaltered in the leaf.
During my own Coast Guard Reserve deployment at the SPOD in Kuwait a number of years ago I served as the assistant landside security officer in a Navy command that had responsibility for overall security at the port.
com fam"D lov spoD hit Air " David died instantly when hethe ground at Strathallan Airfield near Auchterarder in Perthshire at lunchtime on Saturday.
Cargo transported via sealift must unload at a sea port of debarkation (SPOD) in another country and be further transported via rail, truck, or airlift into Afghanistan (see Figure 1).
Het boek van een andere Duitse auteur, August Wildenstein, werd in 1900 vertaald door Wladyslaw Uminski (1865-1954) als Bohater spod Spionkopu ("De held van Spionkop").
Rugby based Mark presented the brightly coloured boilie hook baits from 80 to 120 yards out, and must have been worn out at the end of it as he continually fed sloppy groundbait over the 'zigs' using a spod.
Like a compound of "spod", "spanner" and "nerd", one can imagine the Miliband brothers being called SpAds at school.
Instead, the system relied on old methods resulting in a saturated SPOD port operation that was managed daily to a breaking capacity and an APOD operation that was breaking MOG (Maximum on Ground, or the number of aircraft an airfield can have on the ground at one time) nearly every day.
The port served as the "North Westlandian Seaport of Debarkation (SPOD)" during the exercise.