/zorch/ 1. [TMRC] To attack with an inverse heat sink.
2. [TMRC] To travel with velocity approaching lightspeed.
3. [MIT] To propel something very quickly. “The new comm software is very fast; it really zorches files through the network.”
4. [MIT] Influence. Brownie points. Good karma. The intangible and fuzzy currency in which favours are measured. “I’d rather not ask him for that just yet; I think I’ve used up my quota of zorch with him for the week.”
5. [MIT] Energy, drive, or ability. “I think I’ll punt that change for now; I’ve been up for 30 hours and I’ve run out of zorch.”
6. [MIT] To flunk an exam or course.
7. Computing power.
a Japanese sandal, often made of straw or rubber and consisting of a flat sole held on the foot by a thong passing between the first and second toes. n. 1823, from Japanese zori, from so “grass, (rice) straw” + ri “footwear, sole.”
a weasellike African animal, Ictonyx striatus, resembling a skunk in coloration and habits. Historical Examples zoril, zorille, zor′il, n. an African skunk-like carnivore: an American skunk. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements) Various
a weasellike African animal, Ictonyx striatus, resembling a skunk in coloration and habits. Historical Examples zorilla lifted his hand and the great Brazilian diamonds in his rings shot out baleful fires. The City in the Clouds C. Ranger Gull As I buzzed down that sickening height I saw that zorilla had stopped. The City in […]
zork games /zork/ The second of the great early experiments in computer fantasy gaming; see ADVENT. Zork was originally written on MIT-DM during the late 1970s, later distributed with BSD Unix as a patched, sourceless RT-11 Fortran binary (see retrocomputing) and commercialised as “The Zork Trilogy” by Infocom. The Fortran source was later rewritten for […]