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  • trawl
    v. To sift through large volumes of data (e.g. USENET postings or FTP archives) looking for something of interest.


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    scrog


    /skrog/ [Bell Labs] vt. To damage, trash, or corrupt a data structure. "The list header got scrogged." Also reported as `skrog', and ascribed to the comic strip "The Wizard of Id". Compare scag; possibly the two are related. Equivalent to scribble or mangle.