Alice


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Alice,

city (1990 pop. 19,788), seat of Jim Wells co., S Tex.; inc. 1910. Long a cow town at a railroad junction, Alice remains a cattle-shipping center. Oil and natural gas are also important to its economy. Manufactures include office equipment and fishing tools. Nearby are a wildlife refuge, the great King RanchKing Ranch,
c.1,000,000 acres (404,700 hectares), S Tex., SW of Corpus Christi with headquarters at Kingsville, Tex.; one of the largest ranches in the world. It has several divisions, of which the best known is Santa Gertrudis, the "home" ranch.
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, and several Gulf Coast resorts.

Alice

dreams of falling down a rabbit-hole and experiencing strange adventures. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]

Alice

undergoes fantastic adventures, such as dealing with the “real” Queen of Hearts. [Br. Lit.: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking Glass]
See: Fantasy

Alice

nibbles a magic cake to become a pygmy. [Br. Lit.: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]

Alice

drinking a magic potion, she grows so tall that she fills an entire room. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]

Alice

(computer, parallel)
A parallel graph rewriting computer developed by Imperial College, University of Edinburgh and ICL.

ALICE

(1) (Artificial LInguistic Computer Entity) A chatbot designed by Dr. Richard Wallace. It is an open source program written in Java that can be modified using AIML (AI Markup Language). ALICE was first written in SETL and released in 1995. See AIML and SETL.

(2) (Alice) An open source, object-oriented development environment from Carnegie Mellon University for building 3D animations, games and virtual worlds. Running under Windows, Mac and Linux, it is based on Java and is programmed by dragging and dropping predefined functions into a work area. Designed to teach fundamental concepts to novices, such as the relationship between programming statements and objects, Alice is supported by textbooks, tutorials, lessons and tests. For more information, visit www.alice.org.


Developing in Alice
Alice was designed to make it easy to learn object-oriented programming principles. All program creation is graphics based and programming statements are dragged and dropped in place.
References in classic literature ?
There was nothing else to do, so Alice soon began talking again.
There was not a moment to be lost: away went Alice like the wind, and was just in time to hear it say, as it turned a corner, `Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it's getting
There were doors all round the hall, but they were all locked; and when Alice had been all the way down one side and up the other, trying every door, she walked sadly down the middle, wondering how she was ever to get out again.
Mistress Alice Pyncheon," remarked Matthew Maule, with the utmost deference, but yet a half-hidden sarcasm in his look and tone, "will no doubt feel herself quite safe in her father's presence, and under his all-sufficient protection.
I certainly shall entertain no manner of apprehension, with my father at hand," said Alice with maidenly dignity.
Then, Mistress Alice," said Matthew Maule, handing a chair, --gracefully enough, for a craftsman, "will it please you only to sit down, and do me the favor (though altogether beyond a poor carpenter's deserts) to fix your eyes on mine
And Alice got the Red Queen off the table, and set it up before the kitten as a model for it to imitate: however, the thing didn't succeed, principally, Alice said, because the kitten wouldn't fold its arms properly.
In another moment Alice was through the glass, and had jumped lightly down into the Looking-glass room.
They don't keep this room so tidy as the other,' Alice thought to herself, as she noticed several of the chessmen down in the hearth among the cinders: but in another moment, with a little
She used the first money she got to buy a loom and became a weaver of carpets, and Alice got a place in Winney's store.
In the dry goods store weeks ran into months and months into years as Alice waited and dreamed of her lover's return.
For several years after Ned Currie went away Alice did not go into the wood with the other young people on Sunday, but one day after he had been gone for two or three years and when her loneliness seemed unbearable, she put on her best dress and set out.