a village on Spitsbergen island, administrative centre of the Svalbard archipelago: coal-mining
[loo-pee] /ˈlu pi/ adjective, loopier, loopiest. 1. full of loops. 2. Slang. 3. Scot. crafty; sly. /ˈluːpɪ/ adjective loopier, loopiest 1. full of loops; curly or twisted 2. (informal) slightly mad, crazy, or stupid adj. “full of loops,” 1856, from loop + -y (2). Slang sense “crazy” is attested from 1923. Earlier figurative sense was […]
- Loose as a goose
adjective phrase [probably both fr the rhyme and the perception that a goose has loose bowels; first sense may be related to an earlier ”weak, flimsy,” with the notion of ”loosely articulated,” hence relaxed to the point of languor]
/ˈluːsˌbɒks/ noun 1. an enclosed and covered stall with a door in which an animal can be confined
- Loose bytes
Commonwealth hackish term for the padding bytes or shims many compilers insert between members of a record or structure to cope with alignment requirements imposed by the machine architecture.