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Ornamental cord made of various materials, often with a wire, and sometimes with a coarse cord, running through it.
Cord used to outline the design in lace.
A braid or tape used to hide upholstery tacks in places where the covering fabric is attached to exposed woodwork.


(GNU Image Manipulation Program) An open source paint and image editing program for Unix, X Window, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows that originated as an undergraduate project by Peter Mattis and Spencer Kimball at the University of California, Berkeley. Numerous programmers have contributed to the project, turning GIMP into a serious image manipulation tool that supports layers, alpha channels, third-party plug-ins and three scripting languages. Using Python, Perl or Script-Fu scripts, GIMP can be used for batch processing and the automation of tasks such as the interpolation of frames for animation sequences.

The GIMP source code is distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). For more information, visit and, the latter providing the content of the book, "Grokking the GIMP" by Carey Bunks.

GIMP In Action
GIMP provides sophisticated paint and editing functions as is evident in these various dialogs and palettes. (Image courtesy of Carey Bunks,
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New York-based choreographer will be bringing her dance piece GIMP to Liverpool on Thursday
The objective of the game will be to negotiate one of the Gimp characters through underground train stations to Gimp land avoiding thundering trains and other dangerous obstacles along the way.
The Urban Dictionary refers to a gimp as "a sex slave or submissive, usually male".
Meanwhile, The Gimp Monkeys chronicles the exploits of three climbers who share the fact they're all amputees, along with a collective passion for climbing that pushes them towards an improbable goal - to achieve the first all-disabled ascent of Yosemite National Park's iconic El Capitan.
Liverpool's disability and deaf arts festival DaDaFest will launch at the Williamson Square theatre in November with the UK premiere of dance work Gimp.
Officers also discovered bondage chairs with straps, straight jackets, gimp masks, S and M outfits, shackles and car batteries used to power the toys.
in She's wearing gimp masks on red carpets, stripping for nude shoots and mouthing off about sex all the time.
Harry trussed up like a gimp inside a hold-all in the boot of a Russky's car.
Also on the bill are the Northeast's finest street punks GIMP FIST, on a roll after their headline set at the Rebellion festival this year; the schizobrass overdose of THE HORNOSEXUALS and the punk'n'roll rumble of ZOMBIE HEAD HUNTERS.
GIMP 2 for photographers; image editing with open source software.
When we don't take no for an answer the first time or two, the enemy sometimes assumes it must be a communication problem and digs up someone they think can speak our language, someone who can break our secret gimp code.
WHEN you've been photographed stark naked, been clad head to toe in raw meat, and gone shopping in a gimp mask, there's not a lot left to explore in the way of dressing up as a means to shock.