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dirty bit

A bit in a memory cache or virtual memory page that has been modified by the CPU, but not yet written back to storage. Also used for other temporary purposes, a dirty bit is always a bit in RAM. See virtual memory and cache.
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He had a high-class field gasping, with specialist milers you expect to travel easily being scrubbed harder than that dirty bit behind a workhouse urchin's ears.
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"I watched it changing from just a dirty bit of ground to what we've got now, so it's been an interesting process."
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Will.i.am, 35, who will perform the group's new single The Time (Dirty Bit) on X Factor tonight, has also been impressed by Cheryl's other remaining act Rebecca Ferguson.
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