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pizza box

[Sun] The largish thin box housing the electronics in (especially Sun) desktop workstations, so named because of its size and shape and the dimpled pattern that looks like air holes.

Two megabyte single-platter removable disk packs used to be called pizzas, and the huge drive they were stuck into was referred to as a pizza oven. It's an index of progress that in the old days just the disk was pizza-sized, while now the entire computer is.
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Disgruntled residents complained to The Gazette last month after bin staff in Middlesbrough refused to take bins containing banned items such as pizza boxes.
C5 let it be ruined two years running by Helen Wood, who wound up Danny so much he had a fight with pizza boxes.
It takes 69 Domino's pizza boxes stacked from the floor of a basketball court to reach the hoop.
The order: large pizza, extra green: To increase composting efforts on campus, North Carolina State University has been focusing on the proper disposal of a popular item used by students: pizza boxes.
In a bid to stress the importance of fire safety using pizza boxes, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has teamed up with Domino's Pizza.
New Yorker Scott Wiener got in on a slice of the action too by owning the largest collection of pizza boxes - with 595 different containers from 42 different countries.
Abdul Shakoor, prosecuting, told magistrates the pair were walking along John William Street carrying pizza boxes.
It was only subsequently that the pizza boxes were found in the back of a police car and a phone number was found on one of them and it came to light that the officers had eaten the evidence," she stated.
Not that anyone would have missed it, because a few dozen kids roaming the streets dressed in 4ft pizza boxes are really quite eye-catching.
At one point, I counted 200 pizza boxes used just at lunchtime.
Crew manager Darren Snowdon said: "People should never put pizza boxes in the oven.
NP-2 is used for building switch line cards, services cards and pizza boxes that make the new carrier-class Ethernet networks and enable triple-play data, voice and video services.