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runcible

1871, a nonsense word coined by Edward Lear; used especially in runcible spoon "spoon with three short tines like a fork," which first took the name 1926.

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Early system for mathematics on IBM 650.
See also FORTRUNCIBLE, IT.
[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].
(1994-10-27)

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