BUNCH


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BUNCH

(Burroughs, Univac, NCR, Control Data, Honeywell) In the early 1970s, after RCA and GE exited the business, the computer industry was known as "IBM and the BUNCH." From the 1960s to the 1990s, IBM was the most influential computer company in the world. See GAFA, Big Five and IBM.
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Just the same he's oodles better'n your bunch of hoodlums that no decent woman'd wipe her one pair of shoes on.
These two suits of flannel, each in one piece from head to foot, with a skirt or so hung on this easily-fitting waist, will keep the child warm without burdening her with belts, and gathers, and buckles, and bunches round the waist, and leave free the muscles that need plenty of room to work in.
The 3rd of August, I found the grapes I had hung up perfectly dried, and, indeed, were excellent good raisins of the sun; so I began to take them down from the trees, and it was very happy that I did so, for the rains which followed would have spoiled them, and I had lost the best part of my winter food; for I had above two hundred large bunches of them.
They were gulping at their canteens, fierce to wring every mite of water from them, and they polished at their swollen and watery features with coat sleeves and bunches of grass.
Those glorious bunches of bananas, which once decorated our stern and quarter-deck, have, alas, disappeared!
You might put that little bunch among yours, Mistress Blythe.
To me it is quite credible that the Martians may be descended from beings not unlike ourselves, by a gradual development of brain and hands (the latter giving rise to the two bunches of delicate tentacles at last) at the expense of the rest of the body.
"It never bunches, but it's inclined to pack down and make me sag."
I could have fancied, amid the quivering of the great bunches of fruit, that they were cherries on the wing.
They alone moved through the vast and frozen quiet, little mites of earth-men, crawling their score of miles a day, melting the ice that they might have water to drink, camping in the snow at night, their wolf-dogs curled in frost-rimed, hairy bunches, their eight snowshoes stuck on end in the snow beside the sleds.
It had a chintz covering--representing large bunches of roses scattered over a pale green ground.