• 3 Fished and keyed
    3 Fished and keyed
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj keyed fitted with or secured by a key "a keyed instrument","the locks have not yet been keyed"
    • adj keyed set to a key or tone
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Additional illustrations & photos:

39 Keyed mortise and tenon 39 Keyed mortise and tenon
Keyed Mortise-and-Tenon Joint Keyed Mortise-and-Tenon Joint
Showing key and leaf patterns Showing key and leaf patterns
Showing central figures with floral design, the whole surrounded by a repeating key pattern Showing central figures with floral design, the whole surrounded by a repeating key pattern
Bleubeard gives key to wife Bleubeard gives key to wife
The majority of the locks and keys used in the early houses were imported from England The majority of the locks and keys used in the early houses were imported from England
Double Lever Key Double Lever Key

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The pound key (#) on the keyboard is called an octothorpe
    • a Keyed kēd Furnished with keys; as, a keyed instrument; also, set to a key, as a tune.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1980, Saddam Hussein received a key to the city of Detroit
    • keyed Having keys, as a musical instrument: as, a keyed flute or trombone; a keyed cithara, or harmonica. See key, 4 and .
    • keyed Set or pitched in a particular key. See key, transitive verb,2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Houseflies hum in the key of F.
    • Keyed furnished with keys, as a musical instrument: set to a particular key, as a tune
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  • Richard Henry Stoddard
    Richard Henry Stoddard
    “Children are the keys of paradise.”
  • Frederick (Carl) Frieseke
    Frederick (Carl) Frieseke
    “The key to your universe is that you can choose.”
  • Persian Proverb
    Persian Proverb
    “Doubt is the key to knowledge.”
  • Arthur Williams
    Arthur Williams
    “Experience is the key to greatness.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Forgiveness is the key to happiness.”
  • P. J. O'Rourke
    “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.”


Under lock and key - If something is under lock and key, it is stored very securely.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cæg, a key.


In literature:

They give you the key, and you build the rest up round 'em.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
In such a case the depth of the key-way, at each side wall, is just half the width of the key-way.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
That key and the name of Raymon Sorillo will obtain it for you from every patriot in the mountains of Peru.
"At the Point of the Sword" by Herbert Hayens
When the key A contacts with the screw heads G, J, a click is produced, one when the key is pressed down and the other when the key is released.
"Electricity for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
I took out my key and placed it soundlessly in the slot.
"Greylorn" by John Keith Laumer
A key appeared from under her cloak, and the large bolt with some difficulty yielded to her woman's strength.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
In laying out the mortises for the keys, the opening on the top surface is to be made 1/8 in.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
But was it a coincidence that the same key opened her door and the doctor's?
"The Green Rust" by Edgar Wallace
The fourth settler in the town was Robert Keyes.
"The New England Magazine Volume 1, No. 6, June, 1886, Bay State Monthly Volume 4, No. 6, June, 1886" by Various
Later the principal key is resumed and the work concluded.
"The Masters and their Music" by W. S. B. Mathews

In poetry:

His hair was weedy, his beard was long,
And weedy and long was he,
And I heard this wight on the shore recite,
In a singular minor key:
"The Yarn of the Nancy Bell" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Why go to Saint-Juliot? What's Juliot to me?
I've been but made fancy
By some necromancy
That much of my life claims the spot as its key.
"A Dream Or No" by Thomas Hardy
And with that key he opes a wide
And gloomy door—the Door of Fate—
That makes, whene’er it swings aside,
A music sad and desolate,
"The Two Keys" by Victor James Daley
I see how your dear eyes grew deep,
How your lithe body thrilled and swayed,
And how were whiter than the keys
Your hands that played. . .
"To Sylvia" by Amy Levy
And still the water sang the sweet,
Glad song that stirred its gliding feet,
And found in rock and root the keys
Of its beguiling melodies.
"The Seeking Of The Waterfall" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And salter on the cheek the breezes blow;
And in a deeper key the river sings;
And from the viewless sea move to and fro
Swift snow-like wings.
"Adrift: A Brisbane River Reverie" by George Essex Evans

In news:

The team's findings hold the key to understanding more about inflation.
"Location, location, location": That age-old key to successful real estate investing has also been the driving mantra in microchip architecture.
CHAMPAIGN — When the Champaign County YMCA moved into its new facility this year in southwest Champaign, there was no doubt that the Windsor Road overpass would be a key transit point for its visitors and employees.
China holds the key to peace.
Here are four key questions to explain the issues.
Stream the first single from the band's new album 'Codes and Keys'.
Applying multiple modes of action is one key to managing against glyphosate weed resistance.
After returning to England Thursday from the G8 summit in Scotland, British Prime Minister Tony Blair met with key advisors about the explosions that struck London that morning.
Key considerations for defining your overall control strategy.
Key albums by a key band.
Join us for a leisurely paddle from the Causeway Islands Park to Fisherman Key, Kitchel Key and Picnic Island.
Alicia Keys Girl on Fire Blue Light Alicia-Keys-Girl-on-Fire- Blue-Light .
He has a boat in the Florida Keys and takes a number of trips each year to fish the beautiful salt waters in the Keys.
KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Dr Greg Smith of Galveston, Texas, caught and released four permit, earning 513 points to win the 2012 March Merkin Permit Tournament that ended March 15.
Comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele , who are familiar to fans of "MADtv" and their Comedy Central show "Key & Peele ," stop by The Post to talk about the Obamas and more.

In science:

When implementing a quantum key distribution protocol, the two parties — Alice and Bob — exploit the laws of quantum mechanics to gain a string of perfectly secure key bits for subsequent one-time-pad encryption of a private message.
Raw-data attacks in quantum cryptography with partial tomography
The idea is to use a secret key, such as a uniformly random bit string, to transform a quantum state so that without access to the key, an adversary is unable to distinguish two different encrypted states, when averaged over the random choice of key.
Approximate Randomization of Quantum States With Fewer Bits of Key
The above lower bound does not reflect the amount of key required to achieve better security, as ǫ → 0. (At ǫ = 0, the optimal number of key bits is 2n.) To get stronger bounds, we focus on the simplest and perhaps most natural maps, those defined by distributions of Pauli operators, as in equation (3).
Approximate Randomization of Quantum States With Fewer Bits of Key
Even beginning with a start sequence of shared secret keys, no practical amplification method to obtain new key sequences or key “refreshing” is available.
Secure sharing of random bits over the Internet
It will be shown that if A and B start sharing a secret key sequence K0 they end up with a secure new key sequence K ≫ K0 .
Secure sharing of random bits over the Internet