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  • When data is formatted into packets, the bitrate of the communication medium can be better shared among users than if the network were circuit switched. By using packet switched networking it is also harder to guarantee a lowest possible bitrate. — “Packet (information technology) - Wikipedia, the free”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Packet (information technology), a formatted block of data carried by a packet mode computer network Packet (sea transport), a packet service is a regular scheduled service, carrying valuable freight and first class passengers. — “Packet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Sex Packets is the debut album from the 1990s rap group Digital Underground and is a Sex Packets delivered on the promise of its singles with an abundance. — “Sex Packets - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • Margate packets were sailing every day, filled with men of fashion and ladies of note, on their way to Brussels and Ghent. — “Vanity Fair” by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • It appeared to me that he must be a very happy man indeed, to have so many little drawers in his shop; and I wondered when I peeped into one or two on the lower tiers, and saw the tied-up brown paper packets inside, whether the flower-seeds and bulbs ever wanted of a fine day to break out of those jails, and bloom. — “Great expectations” by Charles Dickens
  • As one of these packets contained characteristic notes from the party, we will rob an imaginary mail, and read them. — “Little Women” by Louisa M. Alcott
  • The Mole begged as a favour to be allowed to unpack it all by himself; and the Rat was very pleased to indulge him, and to sprawl at full length on the grass and rest, while his excited friend shook out the table-cloth and spread it, took out all the mysterious packets one by one and arranged their contents in due order, still gasping, 'O my! O my!' at each fresh revelation. — “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame
  • Papers in packets tied with red tape were pigeon-holed around, and some iron safes filled a recess, while the bare wood floor was, like the door-step, stained by previous visitors. — “Jude the Obscure” by Thomas Hardy
  • But what struck Andrey Antonovitch most was that the overseer of Shpigulin's factory had brought the police just at the same time two or three packets of exactly the same leaflets as had been found on the lieutenant. — “The Possessed” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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