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    n. Some processor architectures are said to `puke their guts onto the stack' to save their internal state during exception processing. The Motorola... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION

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    high bit

    [from `high-order bit'] n. 1. The most significant bit in a byte. 2. By extension, the most significant part of something other than a data byte "Spare me the whole saga, just give me the high bit." See also meta bit, hobbit, dread high-bit disease, and compare the mainstream slang `bottom line'.