forked


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forked

(Unix; probably after "fucked") Terminally slow, or dead. Originated when one system was slowed to a snail's pace by an inadvertent fork bomb.
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And there at the edge of the pool floated the drowned ox, its foot caught in a forked root.
It was a forked twig, one end of which was grasped firmly in each hand, while the center, forming the stem, pointed perpendicularly upward.
em about in the Fork--the forked stick that you put round their necks, you know--is insolence--same as not backing your topsails in the old days.
Well, it is marked as a forked cave, and in the darkness we passed the fork before the torches were lit.