Old software (especially applications) which one is obliged to remain compatible with, or to maintain. DP types call this “legacy code”, a term hackers consider smarmy and excessively reverent. The term implies that the software in question is a holdover from card-punch days. Used especially when referring to old scientific and number crunching software, much of which was written in Fortran and very poorly documented but is believed to be too expensive to replace. See fossil; compare crawling horror.
noun 1. Botany. 2. Angling. a type of artificial fly used chiefly for trout and salmon. noun 1. Also called snow-in-summer. a caryophyllaceous plant, Cerastium tomentosum, of SE Europe and Asia, having white flowers and downy stems and leaves: cultivated as a rock plant 2. a plant, Artemisia stelleriana, of NE Asia and E North […]
noun, Bowling. 1. a score of 200 in a game, made by bowling strikes and spares alternately.
noun 1. a method of auction consisting in the offer of a property at a price above the actual value and then at gradually reduced prices until a buyer is found. noun 1. an auction in which the price is lowered by stages until a buyer is found