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Archaic a type of fine woollen fabric

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A human may "say" things to a computer by typing them on a terminal. "To list a directory verbosely, say "ls -l"." Tends to imply a newline-terminated command (a "sentence").

A computer may "say" things to you, even if it doesn't have a speech synthesiser, by displaying them on a terminal in response to your commands. This usage often confuses mundanes.
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Al City, it goes without saying, will be a different proposition altogether.
My Sky Blue Dream We walk from town amongst the crowd To Highfield Road singing aloud Atmosphere and excitement we make our way Ground is full to capacity they say Sky Blue colour is all that can be seen Life in the Championship being our dream Shirts and hats of Sky Blue colour This is our team we follow no other Scarves held high waving and swaying Our team is winning it goes without saying Play up Sky Blues we all sing together Stood on the Kop all kinds of weather Half time tannoy gives out the score The rivals are losing up goes the roar Time for pie and quick half of bitter Chatting how Hudson missed that sitter Good old days of my favourite ground Now only in my dreams can be found.
It goes without saying Spurs are better with him than without him and when you play in these games you want to be facing the best players.
Summary: DUBAI - It goes without saying that 'seeing is, believing' hence it is very important to be noticed and be present at all regional platforms.
It goes without saying that this teapot with too much wind and
When a third of over 50s are looking for work and unable to obtain even minimum wage posts, it goes without saying that saving any money for retirement is not an option and along with many younger people in and out of low paid jobs there just isn't any spare cash.
That goes without saying. You can see it in his performances.
It goes without saying that entering a partnership is not without its risks.
" It goes without saying that I am super excited about the way the film has shaped up.
"It goes without saying that central banks are excluding inflation.
IT ALMOST goes without saying we've all been looking forward to the winter jumps season, but can I make a plea to the Racing Post to keep a lid on the hype with my horses.
IT almost goes without saying that the trade stands at Honley Show offer visitors an enormous collection of disparate attractions.