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waldo

/wol'doh/ [Robert A. Heinlein's story "Waldo"] 1. A mechanical agent, such as a gripper arm, controlled by a human limb. When these were developed for the nuclear industry in the mid-1940s they were named after the invention described by Heinlein in the story, which he wrote in 1942. Now known by the more generic term "telefactoring", this technology is of intense interest to NASA for tasks like space station maintenance.

2. At Harvard (particularly by Tom Cheatham and students), this is used instead of foobar as a metasyntactic variable and general nonsense word. See foo, bar, foobar, quux.
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Byddwn yn dadorchuddio plac gwybodaeth am fywyd a gwaith Waldo yn Oriel y Parc, Tyddewi nos Wener, Medi 27 eleni.
They added to their brood with Waldo, who was kocked down on Wednesday in Manhattan, New York.
"Waldo" is Agriculture Undersecretary Waldo Carpio, who was also mentioned in the video as being part of the supposed illegal drug ring.
Waldo Carpio is the brother of lawyer Manases Carpio, Pulong's brother-in-law and husband of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.
Next, I showed the jury the picture in which Waldo was grossly obvious.
Waldo says his answer to the question in the song is, "I believe a desire for adventure, a desire to contribute to a better world, to connect east and west, and a desire to accomplish my dreams of music and performance are all major factors as to why I am here."
Creatively called 'There's Waldo,' the robot features a camera, a metal arm and a rubber hand.
Waldo, the first officer to arrive, carefully approached from the passenger's side and started speaking to the driver.
She does very little to hide her relationship, purposely parading her paramour around Waldo as if to punish him.
Un wael am bacio ydw i, a'r funud olaf, gafaelais mewn pentwr o lyfrau taith, 'Dail Pren', 'Bro a Bywyd Waldo' a 'Swyn Sir Benfro'.
Bangor, ME, May 04, 2016 --(PR.com)-- The Waldo County Republicans Spring Fling Dinner and Silent Auction will be held Wed, May 18th, from 5pm to 8pm at the Waldo County Shrine Club, 85 Northport Ave, Belfast.