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gulp

[gəlp]
(computer science)
A series of bytes considered as a unit.

gulp

An unspecified number of bytes.
References in classic literature ?
Mr Flintwinch, who had been observantly pausing all this time with a cup of tea in his hand, and his mouth open ready to swallow the contents, began to do so: always entirely filling his mouth before he emptied it at a gulp; and always deliberating again before he refilled it.
Mr Flintwinch had by this time poured himself out another cup of tea, which he was swallowing in gulps as before, with his eyes directed to the invalid.
Mr Flintwinch, who had latterly been shaking the sediment at the bottom of his tea-cup, round and round, here gulped it down, and putting the cup in the tea-tray, as done with, turned his eyes upon Mr Blandois as if to ask him what he thought of that?
Davy took a frantic gulp of water and swallowed it and the last protest of conscience together.
Mr Venus takes gulps of hot tea, shutting his eyes at every gulp, and opening them again in a spasmodic manner; but does not commit himself to assent.
Brought me to the pass of being informed that "she does not wish to regard herself, nor yet to be regarded, in that boney light"!' Having repeated the fatal expressions, Mr Venus drinks more tea by gulps, and offers an explanation of his doing so.
Your mother"--he gulped again--"you don't know them as well as I do."
He gulped down a mouthful, and some of it was spilt on his shirt-front.
I could have told him there was no lump there." Colin gulped and turned his face a little to look at her.
The man to win her is he who calls loudly for his drink, without a "Please" or a "Thank you," throws his hat at the back of his head, gulps down half his glass, and, while drawing breath for the other half, takes a hard, indifferent look at her, and in an off-hand voice throws her some fatuous, mirthless jest.
"Well," he gulped, at last, "I guess yeh might as well give me back them letters." Dark, prick- ling blood had flushed into his cheeks and brow.
He said: "Despite all the occasional volatility and the challenges and the hype, the world will continue to gulp North Sea oil.