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runcible

1871, a nonsense word coined by Edward Lear; used especially in runcible spoon "spoon with three short tines like a fork," which first took the name 1926.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • The veritable Pobble who went to fish for his Aunt Jobiska's runcible cat with crimson whiskers.

    The Librarian at Play Edmund Lester Pearson
  • The man who greeted me was runcible, with little strands of sickly hair twisted mopwise over his bald head.

runcible in Technology


Early system for mathematics on IBM 650.
See also FORTRUNCIBLE, IT.
[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].
(1994-10-27)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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