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  • flame war
    n. (var. `flamewar') An acrimonious dispute, especially when conducted on a public electronic forum such as {USENET}.


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    Cinderella Book


    [CMU] n. `Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation', by John Hopcroft and Jeffrey Ullman, (Addison-Wesley, 1979). So called because the cover depicts a girl (putatively Cinderella) sitting in front of a Rube Goldberg device and holding a rope coming out of it. The back cover depicts the girl with the device in shambles after she has pulled on the rope. See also {book titles}.