TOADS


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AcronymDefinition
TOADSTotal Online Application Development System
TOADSTitle, Orientation, Author, Date, Scale (map elements mnemonic)
TOADSTennessee Outcomes for Alcohol and Drug Services (University of Memphis; Memphis, TN)
TOADSTotal Online Application Development System (database software)
TOADSTechnical Online Assistance Database System
TOADSTake Off And Die Syndrome (surfing; to take off on a wave that is far too large)
TOADSTemporarily Obsolete Abandoned Derelict Site (urban planning)
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The toads were all freed, and were beautiful King's children, running about for joy.
'Little green toad with leg like crook, Open wide the door, and look Who it was the latch that shook.'
Tickling a fat toad who is not highly sensitive is an amusement that it is possible to exhaust, and Tom by and by began to look round for some other mode of passing the time.
I don't say there are not toads in the dungeons," replied Baisemeaux.
Amongst the Batrachian reptiles, I found only one little toad (Phryniscus nigricans), which was most singular from its colour.
Diabolicus , for it is a fit toad to preach in the ear of Eve.
To whom it may be solemnly explained that the comestible known as toad-in-a-hole is really not a toad, and that riz-de-veau a la financiere is not the smile of a calf prepared after the recipe of a she banker.
To make answer, or disclose otherwise a consciousness of having inspired an interest in what Herbert Spencer calls "external coexistences," as Satan "squat like a toad" at the ear of Eve, responded to the touch of the angel's spear.
Lecount; they were tenderly interested in everything she looked at -- in Magdalen, in the toad on the rock-work, in the back-yard view from the window; in her own plump fair hands, -- which she rubbed softly one over the other while she spoke; in her own pretty cambric chemisette, which she had a habit of looking at complacently while she listened to others.
For want of a nobler object to attack, it took the direction of the toad. The sight of the hideous little reptile sitting placid on his rock throne, with his bright eyes staring impenetrably into vacancy, irritated every nerve in her body.
At length, day came again, and Joe sprang to his feet precipitately; but judge of the loathing he felt when he saw what species of creature had shared his couch--a toad!--but a toad five inches in length, a monstrous, repulsive specimen of vermin that sat there staring at him with huge round eyes.
A toad, likewise, lives and feels, and is equally helpless and harmless; but though she would not hurt a toad, she cannot love it like the bird, with its graceful form, soft feathers, and bright, speaking eyes.