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Archaic a type of fine woollen fabric

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A human may "say" things to a computer by typing them on a terminal. "To list a directory verbosely, say "ls -l"." Tends to imply a newline-terminated command (a "sentence").

A computer may "say" things to you, even if it doesn't have a speech synthesiser, by displaying them on a terminal in response to your commands. This usage often confuses mundanes.
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Meddai Dr Owen Pooley, o Shotton, oedd yn trin Akira yn Ysbyty Gwynedd: "Daeth Akira atom ni ar bnawn Llun ac roedd angen i ni dynnu saith dant.
Bydd timau saith bob ochr o bedwar rhanbarth rygbi Cymru yn cystadlu am ddau le yn rowndiau terfynol y gystadleuaeth.
Surely saith Holy holy Wisdom, O my beloved ones, it is I yea even I, your Holy & Divine Mother that hath written my sacred word of everlasting goodness, holiness, purity & righteousness & truth to the children of my Zion & to those without.
Saith says October 1984 produced the largest number of storms in the West Pacific--eight, with 27 named storms that year.
Biju Saith, divisional director of Streamline Marketing Group, which is managing the event, told 7DAYS: "The UAE's progress in the space and satellite sector is already evident from the launch of new satellites, DubaiSat-2 and 3, and progress made by operators such as Yahsat, Thuraya, and the proposed space tourism complex in Abu Dhabi from Virgin Galactic.
WREXHAM'S Saith Seren is continuing its trend of presenting the best in Welsh music.
THUS saith the Lord, stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls".
Initially, Saith, Vijayabaskar and Gayathri aim to indict "development-makers" for setting the agenda for "development-takers," accusing the former of historically neglecting collaboration or even consultation with the latter.
A three-Judge bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Tariq Parvez and Justice Amir Hani Muslim in its order over a civil miscellaneous application moved by Saith Nisar, one of the accused in Bank of Punjab (BoP) loan scam, observed that it had made the government to realize non-appointment issue of chairman NAB but despite clear instructions, it was not interested in making such appointment.
And thou, son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say: Thus saith the Lord G-d: Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal; and I will turn thee about and lead thee on, and will cause thee to come up from the uttermost parts of the north; and I will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel; and I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
Matthew, 34, who is originally from Whitchurch, Cardiff, revealed he broke his strict contract with American TV series Brothers & Sisters - in which he plays gay lawyer Kevin - to take part in the S4C cowboy show Y Saith Magnifico a Matthew Rhys (The Magnificent Seven with Mathew Rhys).
Neena Saith at Risk Management Solutions said: "There remain serious risks to those refineries from the effects of the storm surge.