Craptex



/krap’tekh/ (University of York, England) Term of abuse used to describe TeX and LaTeX when they don’t work (when used by TeXhackers), or all the time (by everyone else). The non-TeX enthusiasts generally dislike it because it is more verbose than other formatters (e.g. troff) and because (particularly if the standard Computer Modern fonts are used) it generates vast output files.
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(1994-12-01)

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    [krap-yuh-luh nt] /ˈkræp yə lənt/ adjective 1. sick from gross excess in drinking or eating. /ˈkræpjʊlənt/ adjective 1. given to or resulting from intemperance 2. suffering from intemperance; drunken adj. 1650s, from Latin crapulentus “very drunk,” from crapula “excessive drinking” (see crapulous). Related: Crapulence. crapulence crap·u·lence (krāp’yə-ləns) n.

  • Crapulent

    [krap-yuh-luh nt] /ˈkræp yə lənt/ adjective 1. sick from gross excess in drinking or eating. /ˈkræpjʊlənt/ adjective 1. given to or resulting from intemperance 2. suffering from intemperance; drunken adj. 1650s, from Latin crapulentus “very drunk,” from crapula “excessive drinking” (see crapulous). Related: Crapulence.



  • Crapulous

    [krap-yuh-luh s] /ˈkræp yə ləs/ adjective 1. given to or characterized by gross excess in drinking or eating. 2. suffering from or due to such excess. adj. 1530s, “sick from too much drinking,” from Latin crapula, from Greek kraipale “hangover, drunken headache, nausea from debauching.” The Romans used it for drunkenness itself. English has used […]

  • Craquelure

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