\ kuhn-TIG-yoo-uhs \ , adjective;
1.touching; in contact.
2.in close proximity without actually touching; near.
3.adjacent in time: contiguous events.
\ ih-SPOU-zuhl, -suhl \ , noun;
1. adoption or advocacy, as of a cause or principle.
2. Sometimes, espousals. a. a marriage ceremony. b. an engagement or betrothal celebration.
Accordingly, when Shaya’s wedding takes place, if God be pleased, it will be an espousal in the literal as well as in the Talmudic sense, for is he not full of law?
ratiocination \rash-ee-os-uh-NEY-shuhn, -oh-suh-, rat-ee-\ , noun:
the process of logical reasoning.
“I have been insisting to all my colleagues in the philosophy department, and elsewhere, that Conan Doyle’s ‘detective’ has found the solution to our human folly: close observation of ‘clues,’ and shrewd ‘ratiocination.’”
– Joyce Carol Oats, The Accursed, 2013
By a not uncommon process of ratiocination, Mrs. Fetherel’s success had convinced her of her vocation.
– Edith Wharton, “Expiation,” Cosmopolitan, 1908
Cruft is jargon for anything that is left over, redundant and getting in the way. It is used particularly for superseded and unemployed technical and electronic hardware and useless, superfluous or dysfunctional elements in computer software. The word may possibly originate from the Cruft Laboratory at Harvard University, U.S., where stacks of old and redundant radar research equipment dating back to World War II were conspicuous to students in the late twentieth century, but there may be other linguistic reasons for its wider adoption.
Anything unpleasant that accumulates over time.
/kruhft/ [very common; back-formation from crufty]
1. n. An unpleasant substance. The dust that gathers under your bed is cruft; the TMRC Dictionary correctly noted that attacking it with a broom only produces more.
2. n. The results of shoddy construction.
3. vt. [from `hand cruft', pun on `hand craft'] To write assembler code for something normally (and better) done by a compiler (see hand-hacking).
4. n. Excess; superfluous junk; used esp. of redundant or superseded code.
5. [University of Wisconsin] n. Cruft is to hackers as gaggle is to geese; that is, at UW one properly says “a cruft of hackers”.
1.to move forward with a rising and falling motion.
2.(of a speeding motorboat) to leap clear of the water after striking a wave.
3.(of a torpedo) to appear above the surface of the water.
1.any of several small, gregarious cetaceans of the genus Phocoena, usually blackish above and paler beneath, and having a blunt, rounded snout, especially the common porpoise, P. phocoena, of both the North Atlantic and Pacific.
2.any of several other small cetaceans, as the common dolphin, Delphinus delphis.