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Ornamental cord made of various materials, often with a wire, and sometimes with a coarse cord, running through it.
Cord used to outline the design in lace.
A braid or tape used to hide upholstery tacks in places where the covering fabric is attached to exposed woodwork.


(GNU Image Manipulation Program) An open source paint and image editing program for Unix, Linux, Mac and Windows that originated as an undergraduate project by Peter Mattis and Spencer Kimball at the University of California, Berkeley. Numerous programmers have contributed to the project, turning GIMP into a serious image manipulation tool that supports layers, alpha channels, third-party plug-ins and three scripting languages.

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Using Python, Perl or Script-Fu scripts, GIMP can be used for batch processing and the automation of tasks such as the interpolation of frames for animation sequences. The GIMP source code is distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). "Grokking the GIMP" by Carey Bunks is a comprehensive manual for GIMP users. For more information, visit

GIMP In Action
GIMP provides sophisticated paint and editing functions as is evident in these various dialogs and palettes. (Image courtesy of Carey Bunks.)
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GIMPS hopes to win the ( $150,000 award , announced by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, for discovering the first prime number with over 100 million digits.
"I think you take a few punts and hope for the best," Cranny told Reuters as they waited in the open air bar under clear and starry skies for the "Late Night Gimp Fight" to start.
The GIMPS effort relies on networking software developed by Scott Kurowski of Entropia, a computing-technology company in San Diego.
"Apparently, I'd emailed my boss before, but she never told me." Guests for her party at their home in Brighton were asked to dress as "pornstars, pimps, gimps, slutty schoolgirls and anything sleazy and cheesy".
Founded in 1996, a worldwide effort to identify record-breaking primes--numbers evenly divisible only by themselves and 1--has attracted more than 13,000 participants to the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) (SN: 2/21/98, p.
Scratch at La Belle Angele has cool cats aplenty with Scottish DMC crew The Table Gimps on show with hot live breakdancing.