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     #======= THIS IS THE JARGON FILE, VERSION 4.3.1, 29 JUN 2001 =======#
     
     This is the Jargon File, a comprehensive compendium of hacker slang
     illuminating many aspects of hackish tradition, folklore, and humor.
     
     This document (the Jargon File) is in the public domain, to be freely
     used, shared, and modified. There are (by intention) no legal restraints on
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     The Jargon File is a common heritage of the hacker culture. Over the
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                 The Internet Wiretap 1st Online Edition of
     
     
                           THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY
     
                                     by
     
                               AMBROSE BIERCE
     
     
                Copyright 1911 by Albert and Charles Boni, Inc.
                    A Public Domain Text, Copyright Expired
     
                            Released April 15 1993
     
                      Entered by Aloysius of &tSftDotIotE
                          aloysius@west.darkside.com
     
     
     
                                   PREFACE
     
     _The Devil's Dictionary_ was begun in a weekly paper in 1881, and was
     continued in a desultory way at long intervals until 1906.  In that
     year a large part of it was published in covers with the title _The
     Cynic's Word Book_, a name which the author had not the power to
     reject or happiness to approve.  To quote the publishers of the
     present work:
         "This more reverent title had previously been forced upon him by
     the religious scruples of the last newspaper in which a part of the
     work had appeared, with the natural consequence that when it came out
     in covers the country already had been flooded by its imitators with a
     score of 'cynic' books -- _The Cynic's This_, _The Cynic's That_, and
     _The Cynic's t'Other_.  Most of these books were merely stupid, though
     some of them added the distinction of silliness.  Among them, they
     brought the word 'cynic' into disfavor so deep that any book bearing
     it was discredited in advance of publication."
         Meantime, too, some of the enterprising humorists of the country
     had helped themselves to such parts of the work as served their needs,
     and many of its definitions, anecdotes, phrases and so forth, had
     become more or less current in popular speech.  This explanation is
     made, not with any pride of priority in trifles, but in simple denial
     of possible charges of plagiarism, which is no trifle.  In merely
     resuming his own the author hopes to be held guiltless by those to
     whom the work is addressed -- enlightened souls who prefer dry wines
     to sweet, sense to sentiment, wit to humor and clean English to slang.
         A conspicuous, and it is hope not unpleasant, feature of the book
     is its abundant illustrative quotations from eminent poets, chief of
     whom is that learned and ingenius cleric, Father Gassalasca Jape,
     S.J., whose lines bear his initials.  To Father Jape's kindly
     encouragement and assistance the author of the prose text is greatly
     indebted.
                                                                       A.B.
     
     
     
     
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          Free On-line Dictionary of Computing
          
             FOLDOC is a searchable dictionary of acronyms, jargon,
             programming languages, tools, architecture, operating systems,
             networking, theory, conventions, standards, mathematics,
             telecoms, electronics, institutions, companies, projects,
             products, history, in fact anything to do with computing.
          
             Copyright 1993 by Denis Howe
          
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             related resources elsewhere on the net.
          
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          Acknowledgements
          
             Many thanks to the hundreds of {contributors
             (contributors.html)}, and especially to the {Guest Editors
             (editors.html)}, mirror site maintainers and the maintainers
             of the following resources from which some entries originate:
          
             Mike Sendall's STING Software engineering glossary
             <sendall@dxpt01.cern.ch>, 1993-10-13,
          
             Bill Kinnersley's {Language List
             (http://cuiwww.unige.ch/langlist)} v2.2, 1994-01-15,
          
             Mark Hopkins' catalogue of Free Compilers and Interpreters
             v6.4, 1994-02-28,
          
             The on-line hacker Jargon File v3.0.0, 1993-07-27,
          
             Internet Users' Glossary (RFC 1392, FYI 18), Jan 1993.
          
             John Cross's computer glossary, 1994-11-01.
          
             John Bayko's Great Microprocessors of the Past and Present,
             v4.0.0, 1994-08-18.
          
             Electronic Commerce Dictionary.
          
             (1997-08-01)
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                 An electronic field-marked version of:
  
                Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
                        Version published 1913
                      by the  C. & G. Merriam Co.
                          Springfield, Mass.
                        Under the direction of
                       Noah Porter, D.D., LL.D.
  
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                          Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
     
                           Public Domain -- Copy Freely
     
     These Dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated
     Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Due
     to the nature of etext, the illustrated portion of the Dictionary have
     not been included.
     
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     surrounding the topic name with back-slashes, References to other topics
     are prefixed with a  (ascii 175) double arrow followed by the 8 byte
     topic number. It should be noted that it is possible to have the topic
     prefix followed by "(n/a)". This is due to a very small number of topic
     references which were unable to be resolved. These topics are:
     
     
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     apparent what Mr. Eastone intended.  The verse references have not been
     marked up or tagged for program usage.  It is hoped someone will do this
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     corrections, money to that address) It was compiled from a variety of
     sources, and is in my opinion, a work of my own. (The only stuff that
     was really copied verbatim was the atomic numbers and weights, please,
     I'd like to see someone try and exert a copyright on the values of atoms.)
     So, I place this in the public domain, if it somehow breaks, you get to
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     This dictionary is from "Hitchcock's New and Complete Analysis of
     the Holy Bible," published in the late 1800s.  It contains more
     than 2,500 Bible and Bible-related proper names and their
     meanings.  Some Hebrew words of uncertain meaning have been left
     out. It is out of copyright, so feel free to copy and distribute
     it. I pray it will help in your study of God's Word.
     
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