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RAM

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RAM (Random Access Memory)

a COMPUTER memory device from which data can be read and on to which data can be written. The contents of such memory can be added to, or erased, by an operator. RAM is incorporated in microchips which allow the operative access to any part of the memory without having to move sequentially through the contents of the memory from start to finish.
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RAM

Short for reverse annuity mortgage. See reverse mortgage.

The Complete Real Estate Encyclopedia by Denise L. Evans, JD & O. William Evans, JD. Copyright © 2007 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Where did all this dust come from?" demanded General Guph, trying hard to swallow but finding his throat so dry he couldn't.
One arm was thrust upward, the other outward; but the latter was bent acutely, and the hand was near the throat. Both hands were tightly clenched.
Perched on the rim of Michael's pannikin, this inconsiderable adventurer from out of the dark into the sun of life, a mere spark and mote between the darks, by a ruffing of his salmon-pink crest, a swift and enormous dilation of his bead-black pupils, and a raucous imperative cry, as of all the gods, in his throat, could make Michael give back and permit the fastidious selection of the choicest tidbits of his dish.
Laughing and chattering like the idiot I was fast becoming I fell upon his prostrate form my fingers feeling for his dead throat. Presently they came in contact with a small chain at the end of which dangled a number of keys.
Tarzan grasped the man by the throat and drew his hunting knife.
'All here,' said Double, tying up his throat with sleepy carefulness in a shawl.
Has she cut her throat?" the maid cried out, and with no warning rolled over in a faint.
"It was the cry of the kill from the throat of the man who has just saved your life, Miss Porter.
"I know Thou art great, and that it is a sin to ask this of Thee, but for God's sake do let the old wolf come my way and let Karay spring at it- in sight of 'Uncle' who is watching from over there- and seize it by the throat in a death grip!" A thousand times during that half-hour Rostov cast eager and restless glances over the edge of the wood, with the two scraggy oaks rising above the aspen undergrowth and the gully with its water-worn side and "Uncle's" cap just visible above the bush on his right.
His free hand went to my throat, and in that moment I knew the bitterest foretaste of death earned by one's own idiocy.
With throats unslaked, with black lips baked, We could not laugh nor wail; Through utter drought all dumb we stood!
"The Buddhists are cutting Mohammedan throats," the Dragoman replied, with oriental composure.