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  • frog
    alt. `phrog' 1. interj. Term of disgust (we seem to have a lot of them). 2. Used as a name for just about anything. SeeVIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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  • since time T equals minus infinity
    adj. A long time ago; for as long as anyone can remember; at the time that some particular frob was first designed. Usually...FULL DEFINITION

  • console
    n. 1. The operator's station of a {mainframe}. In times past, this was a privileged location that conveyed godlike powers to anyone with...FULL DEFINITION

  • firewall machine
    n. A dedicated gateway machine with special security precautions on it, used to service outside network connections and dial-in lines. The idea is...FULL DEFINITION

  • COBOL fingers
    /koh'bol fing'grz/ n. Reported from Sweden, a (hypothetical) disease one might get from coding in COBOL. The language requires code verbose beyond all...FULL DEFINITION

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  • flush
    v. 1. To delete something, usually superfluous, or to abort an operation. "All that nonsense has been flushed." 2. [UNIX/C] To force...FULL DEFINITION

  • NAK
    /nak/ [from the ASCII mnemonic for 0010101] interj. 1. On-line joke answer to {ACK}? "I'm not here." 2. On-line answer to a request for...FULL DEFINITION

  • wall
    [WPI] interj. 1. An indication of confusion, usually spoken with a quizzical tone "Wall??" 2. A request for further explication. Compare...FULL DEFINITION

  • punt
    [from the punch line of an old joke referring to American football "Drop back 15 yards and punt!"] v. 1. To give up, typically...FULL DEFINITION