dirtball

dirtball

(XEROX PARC) A small, perhaps struggling outsider; not in the major or even the minor leagues. For example, "Xerox is not a dirtball company".

Outsiders often observe in the PARC culture an institutional arrogance which usage of this term exemplifies. The brilliance and scope of PARC's contributions to computer science have been such that this superior attitude is not much resented. - ESR
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Dirt clothing: Literally made of waste plastic bottles, a recently launched brand Dirtball truly shows what really can be achieved from just anything.
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Get knocked up by that dirtball Lyle Clovis and expect him to step in like nothing ever happened.
I don't think they would cheer for you if you were some kind of dirtball.
The participants had names like Joseph Dirtball and Autumn Amber, but for banking security professionals, this trial was not to be missed.
experience'' was when ``a dirtball owner of a certain pro sports team .
What he learns along the way -- contact with certain objects causes informative flashbacks to surge forth -- convinces Lauren's sister, Erin (Kirsten Dunst), that Alex, formerly referred to as "Lauren's dirtball boyfriend," got a bum rap after all.
He writes, "Bob Dole represents qualities that seem to have vanished in the cross-fire of modern American dirtball politics: moderation, patience, a respect for tradition.
Ivan the Terrible was replaced by Juan the Dirtball.
Rosetta will become the first spacecraft to take up orbit around the frozen dirtball of a comet nucleus.