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splat

(1)
Name used in many places (DEC, IBM, and others) for the asterisk ("*") character (ASCII 0101010). This may derive from the "squashed-bug" appearance of the asterisk on many early line printers.

splat

(2)
Name used by some MIT people for the "#" character (ASCII 35).

splat

(3)
(Rochester Institute of Technology) The feature key on a Mac (same as alt).

splat

(4)
An obsolete name used by some people for the Stanford/ITS extended ASCII circle-x character. This character is also called "blobby" and "frob", among other names; it is sometimes used by mathematicians as a notation for "tensor product".

splat

(5)
An obsolete name for the semi-mythical Stanford extended ASCII circle-plus character.

See also ASCII.

splat

A strip which covers the joints between adjacent sheets of building board.
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IN A SPIN: Youngsters, Freya Foster and Max Phillips work with Neil Smith of London-based entertainment group SPLATS, during the circus skills workshop at Cumberworth First School (Below) Max shows he could be a natural in the plate spinning stakes Pictures by Andy Catchpool (Examiner pic ref: AC170108Askill-2/3); JUGGLERS: Neil Smith also demonstrated the art of juggling to fascinated pupils at the one-day Cumberworth workshop (AC170108Askill-4)
"Ten years ago, it would have taken a blood splat as large as a 10p piece.
Center the uppermost cross-brace with its bottom edge 27 1/2 inches up from the bottom of the back splats. Attach screws from the back; make sure spacing between splats remains even.
Center the cross-brace across the back, with its bottom edge 16 inches up from the bottom of the splats and with its beveled edge up and facing toward the front of the chair.
* 2 front legs: 1-by-4, 21 inches * 2 arms, supports, and support blocks: 1-by-6, 28 1/2 inches * 1 front stretcher: 1-by-4, 23 inches * 2 seat-legs: 1-by-6, 31 1/2 inches * 2 tapering back splats: ripped from 1-by-3, 32 inches * 1 center back splat: 1-by-6, 35 inches * 1 bottom cross-brace: 1-by-3, 20 inches * 2 inside full splats: 1-by-3, 35 inches * 2 outside full splats: 1-by-3, 34 inches * 1 upper cross-brace: 1-by-2, 21 inches * 1 middle cross-brace: 1-by-2, 24 inches * 1 back brace: 1-by-2, 21 1/2 inches * 6 seat slats: 1-by-3, 21 1/2 inches
ROCK 'N' ROLL CAR: A VW Beetle customised with mud splat motifs
DN9372_3 STEADY HANDS: Homestart youngsters enjoy trying out their juggling skills while, below, Luke Colby, from Splats Circus, shows James Tidman how to spin a plate.
WACKY wigs, sponsored splats and charity leg waxes were all the order of the day as Rugby went Comic Relief crazy.
At Henry Hinde Primary School in Cornwallis Road, Bilton, teachers encouraged their pupils to target them with a faceful of cream pies as part of a sponsored splat.
TAKE SPLAT! Pupil Rachel Montgomery covers head teacher Mark Wakeley with a cream pie; FEELING THE PAIN: The waxing team from Rugby College get to work for Comic Relief at Sainsbury.
Spin Collective's pounds 18 Paint Splat Wall Sticker Set
Customers at his Glasgow restaurant Red Onion were offered the chance to splat him - and Karen was first in the queue.