Parasol


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Parasol

Parallel Systems Object Language.

An object-oriented language which supports network and parallel computing. It has modules and exceptions.

["The Parasol Programming Language", R. Jervis <hjervis!rbj@uunet.uu.net>, Dr Dobbs J, Oct 1993, pp. 34-41].

Parasol

An umbrella form on top of a Chinese pagoda.
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Magdalen drew back a little, and mechanically dusted the parasol with the end of her garden cloak.
ejaculated Miss Miller, lowering her parasol and looking at the embroidered border.
She set down the bird-cage and poked the boy with her parasol.
He looked steadily at her for a moment, but her parasol had dropped a little upon his side and he could not see her face.
There was a tone of sarcasm in that allusion to the parasol, which might develop into a tone of jealousy at a moment's notice.
The old lord, evidently much flattered by this suspicion, bestowed a grotesque leer upon Kate as he passed; and, receiving another tap with the parasol for his wickedness, tottered downstairs to the door, where his sprightly body was hoisted into the carriage by two stout footmen.
She made a sign with her head that she did, but without showing any surprise at the question and without ceasing to swing her parasol.
Here is my lord's carriage"--and seizing Becky's arm, he rushed down an alley of the garden as Lord Steyne's barouche, blazing with heraldic devices, came whirling along the avenue, borne by the almost priceless horses, and bearing Madame de Belladonna lolling on the cushions, dark, sulky, and blooming, a King Charles in her lap, a white parasol swaying over her head, and old Steyne stretched at her side with a livid face and ghastly eyes.
Nothing could have been less in the spirit of my advice than the thoughtful way in which he set about to make his parasol stay propped against the edge of the table.
Mr and Mrs Lammle have walked for some time on the Shanklin sands, and one may see by their footprints that they have not walked arm in arm, and that they have not walked in a straight track, and that they have walked in a moody humour; for, the lady has prodded little spirting holes in the damp sand before her with her parasol, and the gentleman has trailed his stick after him.
We had a little tea-party here, last night--five-and-forty women, my dear sir--and gave every one of 'em a green parasol when she went away.
And last of the goodly procession came Miss Monflathers, bearing herself a parasol of lilac silk, and supported by two smiling teachers, each mortally envious of the other, and devoted unto Miss Monflathers.