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DIALDifferential Absorption LIDAR
DIALDocument Image Analysis for Libraries (conference)
DIALDisabled Information Advice Line
DIALDirect Information Access Line
DIALDairy Industry Association Limited (now Dairy UK)
DIALDirect Access Link
DIALDistributed Intelligent Architecture for Logistics
DIALDrug Information Advisory Line
DIALDisplay Interactive Assembly Language
DIALDistributed Intelligent Agents for Logistics
DIALDigitally Initialize Audio Link-Up (DIAL a phone number) :-)
DIALDunedin International Airport Limited (New Zealand)
DIALDelinquent Inventory Account Listing
DIALDeficiency In Allowance List
DIALDrown in a Lake
DIALDéveloppement, Institutions et Mondialisation (French: Globalization & Development Institutions)
DIALDiffusion de l'Information sur l'Amérique Latine (French: Dissemination of information on Latin America; magazine)
References in classic literature ?
This dial hanging in front of us indicates the speed of the Nautilus.
The rudder-gear and the gas lift-shunt, seated side by side under the engine-room dials, are the only machines in visible motion.
Either he dodged, however, or my aim was inaccurate; for all I accomplished was the demolition of the crystal which protected the dial of the clock upon the mantel-piece.
There was nothing against him in the world except that little finger on the dial that pointed to the change of his pulse.
There was a time for everything all round the dial of the clock, and everything was done at its appointed moment.
Just as in a clock, the result of the complicated motion of innumerable wheels and pulleys is merely a slow and regular movement of the hands which show the time, so the result of all the complicated human activities of 160,000 Russians and French- all their passions, desires, remorse, humiliations, sufferings, outbursts of pride, fear, and enthusiasm- was only the loss of the battle of Austerlitz, the so-called battle of the three Emperors- that is to say, a slow movement of the hand on the dial of human history.
I set the pointer here upon the right-hand dial which represents the eastern hemisphere of Barsoom, so that the point rests upon the exact latitude and longitude of Helium.
When the winding was completed the Russian set a pointer upon a small dial at the side of the clockwork, then he replaced the cover upon the black box, and returned the entire machine to its hiding-place in the table.
To test the intensity of the light whose nature and cause he could not determine, he took out his watch to see if he could make out the figures on the dial.
But if I yield to it, the moment my eyes rest upon the dial I am filled with a mysterious apprehension--a sense of imminent calamity.
One after another the precious hours, pregnant with the issues of life and death, followed each other on the dial.
Opposite is the church with the clock upon it, as everybody knows, and at sight of the dial my companion had wrung his hands; it was close upon the half-hour.