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baz

/baz/ The third metasyntactic variable "Suppose we have three functions: FOO, BAR, and BAZ. FOO calls BAR, which calls BAZ..." (See also fum). Occasionally appended to foo to produce "foobaz".

Early versions of the Hacker Jargon dictionary derived "baz" as a Stanford corruption of bar. However, Pete Samson (compiler of the TMRC lexicon) reports it was already current when he joined TMRC in 1958. He says "It came from "Pogo". Albert the Alligator, when vexed or outraged, would shout "Bazz Fazz!" or "Rowrbazzle!" The club layout was said to model the (mythical) New England counties of Rowrfolk and Bassex (Rowrbazzle mingled with Norfolk/Suffolk/Middlesex/ Essex)."
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Carte de visite de Farouk Al Baz Savant egyptien-americain ne en janvier 1938 a Simbellawein, un village du gouvernorat de Daqahliya dans le Delta du Nil, Farouk Al Baz est le directeur du centre pour la teledetection a l'Universite de Boston.
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Baz said Bank Audi intends to launch 50-60 branches in the country over the next few years, mainly in large cities, adding that about 15 of them were planned to be located in Istanbul.
As for the positive consequences, we see that economic recovery in the Gulf States due to the increase in oil prices has yielded positive results for Lebanon," Baz said.
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Born in 1931, Baz graduated from Cairo University in the 1950s.
Will it make opera samplers - or better yet, repeat viewers - out of the audience members who came for Baz but found themselves perusing the program for some more info on this Puccini guy?