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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.
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These capabilities include submarines and surface combatants equipped with advanced antishipping missiles, smart mines designed to lie dormant for months, advanced anti-aircraft systems, theater ballistic and cruise missiles that can threaten both aerial ports of debarkation (APODs) and seaports of debarkation (SPODs), and cyberattacks against sustainment networks.
Each Forbes Hall unit comes fully-furnished with 3 student pods or SPODs specifically designed with the students in mind to provide the privacy and comfort they deserve.
Army logisticians to provide a means to open SPODs globally in response to crises where normal means of logistics flow may be impaired or impeded.
Hopes were raised, for about three seconds, when public health spods in Birmingham unveiled their latest "alcohol strategy" last week.
The three routes between the SPODs and the border crossings for the NDN routes servicing Mazar-e-Sharif are relatively secure; there is less concern for terrorist or criminal activity along these routes.
Mark said: "The method is all about keeping a cloud in the water using the spods, but it's vital to have a few pellets in the mix to give the fish some food to keep them in the swim."
Given that trip to a desert island I would far rather take Night Fever, Jive Talkin' or Massachusetts than the back catalogue and dreary whinings of a thousand indie guitar spods.Anyway, you can tell by the way I use my walk I'm a woman's man (no time to talk) so let me just say, boys, you should be dancing.
23) -- Kenmore.Here is an array of 25 alternative strategic points of difference (SPODs):Our mission is to ...
TABLE 2 Demographic data and admission aetiologies of patients enrolled in the subcutaneous insulin (SI) and intravenous infusion (IV) groups Characteristics SI infusion group (n=26) Gender (M/F) 12/14 Age (y; mean [+ or -] SD) 61.4 [+ or -] 21.5 BMI (mean [+ or -] SD) 28.2 [+ or -] 6.4 APACHE II score (mean [+ or -] SD) 23.1 [+ or -] 8.2 History of diabetes (n) 9 CRP on admission (mg/dl; 149.6 [+ or -] 40.4 mean [+ or -] SD) Glycaemia on admission (mmol/1) 12.4 [+ or -] 4.6 Severe spods (n) 16 CA pneumonia 8 Nosocomial pneumonia 5 Urinary tract infection 2 Abdominal infection 1 Average organ dysfunction 3.3 [+ or -] 0.8 (mean [+ or -] SD) SOFA at admission (mean [+ or -] SD) 11.2 [+ or -] 2.6 Renal failure (no.
* NO Military Sealift Command (MSC) vessels are allowed at the Ports of Karachi, Pakistan--the primary SPODs (Sea Port of Debarkation) for OEF.
Second, DOD had no process for deploying on a moment's notice and operating aerial and sea ports of debarkation (APODs and SPODs) to joint standards with immediate connections to the theater JDDOC and DM4--A.
Because they were on seven-inch vinyl ( a medium that appeals to obsessive collector spods (like me) ( people would keep on buying the records no matter who was on them just to make sure they had a complete set!