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fetch:

see wavewave,
in oceanography, an oscillating movement up and down, of a body of water caused by the frictional drag of the wind, or on a larger scale, by submarine earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides.
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, in oceanography.

fetch

[fech]
(computer science)
To locate and load into main memory a requested load module, relocating it as necessary and leaving it in a ready-to-execute condition.
(oceanography)
The distance traversed by waves without obstruction.
An area of the sea surface over which seas are generated by a wind having a constant speed and direction.
The length of the fetch area, measured in the direction of the wind in which the seas are generated. Also known as generating area.

fetch

a Doppelganger. [Irish Folklore: Leach, 376]
See: Doubles

fetch

1. Engineering the reach, stretch, etc., of a mechanism
2. Geography the distance in the direction of the prevailing wind that air or water can travel continuously without obstruction

Fetch

A Macintosh program by Jim Matthews <Fetch@Dartmouth.edu> for transferring files using File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Fetch requires a Mac 512KE, System 4.1, and either KSP 1.03 or MacTCP.

Latest version: 2.1.2.

Fetch is Copyright 1992, Trustees of Dartmouth College.

ftp://ftp.Dartmouth.edu/pub/mac/Fetch_2.1.2.sit.hqx. ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/computing/systems/mac/info-mac/comm/tcp.

fetch

To locate the next instruction in memory (RAM) for execution by the CPU. See instruction cycle.
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She said women had long been the water fetchers as they had also borne their children.
They are superb ball-carriers and strong defenders but are not natural scavengers or fetchers on the ground.
Some, like griffons and wirehairs, can even make pretty creditable duck fetchers.
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school students assembled in different areas per year level, waiting for fetchers.
Interestingly, the dogs seem to enjoy the water, and several Bracco owners he's sold puppies to, Minnitte told me, are using the dogs primarily as duck fetchers.