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Blowfish

A secret key cryptography method that uses a variable length key from 32 to 448 bits long. It uses the block cipher method, which breaks the text into 64-bit blocks before encrypting them. Written by Bruce Schneier, as a free replacement for DES or IDEA, it is considered very fast and secure. See encryption algorithm.
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Toby The Blow Fish is a wonderful and exciting new book about a fish who finds himself in a little bit of trouble.
March's effort was even poorer - instead of taking up extreme ironing or eating a potentially poisonous blow fish, we went to Oxton.
There were squid, jelly fish, blow fish, and crabs.