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munchkin

/muhnch'kin/ [Squeaky-voiced little people in L. Frank Baum's "The Wizard of Oz"] A teenage-or-younger micro enthusiast hacking BASIC or something else equally constricted. A term of mild derision - munchkins are annoying but some grow up to be hackers after passing through a larval stage. The term urchin is also used. See also wannabee, bitty box.
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Then let's go away and visit the Munchkin Country and its jolly, good-natured people.
The two sat in the firelight a long time--the old, white- bearded Munchkin and the little boy.
Dorothy was going to ask another question, but just then the Munchkins, who had been standing silently by, gave a loud shout and pointed to the corner of the house where the Wicked Witch had been lying.
The Witch of the East was proud of those silver shoes," said one of the Munchkins, "and there is some charm connected with them; but what it is we never knew.
The Munchkins and the Witch first looked at one another, and then at Dorothy, and then shook their heads.
Her tears seemed to grieve the kind-hearted Munchkins, for they immediately took out their handkerchiefs and began to weep also.
The three Munchkins bowed low to her and wished her a pleasant journey, after which they walked away through the trees.
He focused on building a strong international sales team and expanding the business geographically, which made Munchkin one of the leading U.
5 (ANI): Tennis superstar Serena Williams on Saturday treated the world with an adorable photo of her little munchkin Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
It's understandable for Ms Mir to feel for the adorable little Munchkin, left for dead by a hitand-run driver in Marsden, where sheep and lambs wander at their peril on busy roads at this time of year.
Julia does not want to be in the play, but when she and Randy are chosen as a munchkin and the mayor, respectively, she perks up.
Little Munchkin is allergic to traditional cat snacks such as fish, cream, milk, chicken and even tinned pet food.