By now, the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) had managed to intercept the phone conversations between the fidayeen and their handlers.
Them clerks wears top-'ATS, an' consequently they daren't smoke pipes.
Why, ATS radaklous—only nine hundred and seventy-five dollars!
Second "G." They are reasonable; but I've 'eard as felt 'ATS is gone out of fashion now.
People didn't ought to be allowed in the Pit with sech 'ATS!
Precious few coppers 'ud fall into their 'ATS, I'll go bail!
About twenty-three years, I b'leeves; 'ATS what my mother says.
Then who is it in the fancy dress, with slouch 'ATS an' feathers on?
Perhaps the term Tugawanon is only a local name for a branch of the ATS tribe.
Put on your 'ATS an' take wraps wi' you in case you get 'ot, for the barn may be draughty,' said Mrs Clay.
Old English æt, from Proto-Germanic *at (cf. Old Norse, Gothic at, Old Frisian et, Old High German az), from PIE *ad- "to, near, at" (cf. Latin ad "to, toward" Sanskrit adhi "near;" see ad-).
Lost in German and Dutch, which use their equivalent of to; in Scandinavian, however, to has been lost and at fills its place. In choosing between at church, in church, etc. at is properly distinguished from in or on by involving some practical connection; a worshipper is at church; a tourist is in the church.
The colloquial use of at after where ("where it's at") is attested from 1859. At last is recorded from late 13c.; adverbial phrase at least was in use by 1775. At in Middle English was used freely with prepositions (e.g. at after, which is in Shakespeare), but this has faded with the exception of at about, which was used in modern times by Trollope, Virginia Woolfe, D.H. Lawrence, and Evelyn Waugh, but nonetheless is regarded as a sign of incompetent writing by my copy editor bosses.
The symbol for the element astatine.
The symbol for astatine.