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Lout

Lout is a batch text formatting system and an embedded language by Jeffrey H. Kingston <jeff@cs.su.oz.au>. The language is procedural, with Scribe-like syntax.

Lout features equation formatting, tables, diagrams, rotation and scaling, sorted indexes, bibliographic databases, running headers and odd-even pages and automatic cross-referencing. Lout is easily extended with definitions which are very much easier to write than troff of TeX macros because Lout is a high-level language, the outcome of an eight-year research project that went back to the beginning.

Version 2.05 includes a translator from Lout to PostScript and documentation. and runs under Unix and on the Amiga.

Author's site, ftp://ftp.uu.net/tmp/lout.tar.Z. Amiga.
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"Stumps, you lout, you've had too much beer again to-day." "'Twasn't of your paying for, then." "Stumps's calves are running down into his ankles; they want to get to grass." "Better be doing that than gone altogether like yours," etc.
A LOCAL hero is channeling his inner Womble - by recycling litter louts' rubbish in his beach hut.
However, I feel that if these knife-wielding, gun-toting louts actually gave it some thought then they might well think twice about their activities and the likelihood of being caught if they knew that there were more police patrolling the streets.
THIS was the disgusting mess left in Piccadilly Gardens by 'mindless litter louts' during the heatwave in Manchester.
THEY drop bits here, they drop bits there, The litter louts are everywhere.
SOME 94% of the public fear being assaulted if they were to tackle litter louts, a survey reveals.
People are fed up to their eyeteeth with louts being allowed to run amok causing havoc for locals, so seeing John's van appear at the scene will hopefully give them some peace of mind and lead to the disappearance of these louts.
WHY are we a nation of litter louts with no respect for our environment or other people?
Longer-term, they argue the stuff should be biodegradable, because you'll never stop lazy gum louts spitting it out into the street for others to walk on.
Louts and morons will - if they get the chance - hurl abuse at each other and punch each other wherever they find themselves.
In this retelling of the classic fairy tale "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", "Schnitzel: A Cautionary Tale for Lazy Louts" is about to find out why it's never a good idea to invite a cape-wearing, fang-toothed stranger in after dark.