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the larva of a botfly.
a person who cadges; scrounger.
a device or piece of software that can execute commands, reply to messages, or perform routine tasks, as online searches, either automatically or with minimal human intervention (often used in combination):
intelligent infobots; shopping bots that help consumers find the best prices.
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Contemporary Examples

Facebook Chat Gets Hijacked Alex Leo February 16, 2011

Historical Examples

Motor Matt’s Red Flyer, or, On the High Gear Stanley R. Matthews
Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 93, August 13, 1887 Various
A Book of Ballads, Volume 3 Various
Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 93, August 13, 1887 Various
The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6) John Knox
The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work Mary Rogers Miller
A Book of Ballads, Volume 3 Various
Witch Stories E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn) Linton
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

the larva of a botfly, which typically develops inside the body of a horse, sheep, or man
any similar larva
(NZ, informal) a mild illness in humans
to scrounge or borrow
(intransitive) often foll by on. to scrounge (from); impose (on)
a scrounger
on the bot, wanting to scrounge: he’s on the bot for a cigarette
(computing) an autonomous computer program that performs time-consuming tasks, esp on the internet
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A software program that imitates the behavior of a human, as by querying search engines or participating in chatroom discussions.
networking, chat, World-Wide Web
(From “robot”) Any type of autonomous software that operates as an agent for a user or a program or simulates a human activity. On the Internet, the most popular bots are programs (called spiders or crawlers) used for searching. They access web sites, retrieve documents and follow all the hypertext links in them; then they generate catalogs that are accessed by search engines.
A chatbot converses with humans (or other bots). A shopbot searches the Web to find the best price for a product. Other bots (such as OpenSesame) observe a user’s patterns in navigating a website and customises the site for that user.
Knowbots collect specific information from websites.
small computer program (from “robot”)
back on topic
beginning of tape
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