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/lek'si-fayj"/ A notorious word chomper, implemented and named by John Doty in late 1972 on and HP calculator and later on ITS. The lexiphage program would draw on a selected victim's bitmapped terminal the words "THE BAG" in ornate letters, followed a pair of jaws biting pieces of it off.
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(2002-06-12)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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