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"Well, we've got a pretty good outfield as it is," went on Rad.

"Go to it, boys," he advised Joe and Rad, with a friendly nod.

"Which will be about to-morrow," spoke Rad, as Joe mentioned his desire.

A quick glance about showed that neither his baggage, nor Rad's, had been taken.

But Rad was evidently not worried, for he was soon in peaceful slumber.

"I could have fanned them without any curves," he told Rad afterward.

Joe and Rad, with the two men, were comparatively alone now.

"One of the porters might have opened our door by mistake," went on Rad.

"That's about it," agreed Joe, as Rad came up and joined them.

"'If you want to do your friend Rad a good turn,'" he repeated.

WORD ORIGIN

"x-ray dose unit," 1918, shortened form of radiation (q.v.). As shortened form of radical (n.), it is attested in political slang from 1820. Teen slang sense of "extraordinary, wonderful" is from late 1970s (see radical (adj.)).

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