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dirty bit

A bit in a memory cache or virtual memory page that has been modified by the CPU, but not yet written back to storage. Also used for other temporary purposes, a dirty bit is always a bit in RAM. See virtual memory and cache.
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World Cinema: Will sit through two hours of French subtitles waiting for a dirty bit.
The foursome, currently riding high in the charts with Dirty Bit, will be taking to the Punchestown stage again, after their show-stopping performance at this year's event.
Ciara helps to clean out the rabbit - I do the dirty bit but she lays down the fresh straw and sawdust.
she begins, then wanders into territory naughty enough to require us to embed this"air horn edit" that bleeps the dirty bits.
They are dirty bits, smelly bits and I can't quite believe I'm sitting here doing this bits.
We beat Manchester United in our previous game, then we come to Watford and it's completely different - where you have to match their fight, their running, do the dirty bits.
Anyway, I did my usual and tried to find the dirty bits as quickly as possible, but even I was taken aback.
We played some good stuff and then in the second half we did the dirty bits of football well which was important.
His determination to "take all the dirty bits out" has made him a modern C/gure of fun but many are now starting to question those who "put all the dirty bits in" such as the makers of MTV's swearathon e Valleys which was dismissed by our very own Charlotte Church as an "exploitative and a horriC/c representation of the country that I love".
He flies under the radar but the job he does for the team when the dirty bits need doing in the less glamorous games is very important.
They didn't have the grungy familiarity with the dirty bits, the hacking," Upton told AFP.
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