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rip

Informal, archaic
an old worn-out horse

rip

[rip]
(engineering)
To saw wood with the grain.
(mining engineering)
To break down the roof in mine roadways to increase the headroom for haulage, traffic, and ventilation.
(oceanography)
A turbulent agitation of water generally caused by the interaction of currents and wind.

RIP

[¦är¦ī¦pē or rip]
(graphic arts)

rip

To cut wood lengthwise, parallel to the grain.

RIP

(networking)

RIP

(application, printer)

rip

(audio)
(From "rip off" - to steal) To copy audio or video (e.g. from a compact disc) to a file, e.g. an MP3 digital audio file, on a computer hard disk.

While it may be legal to do this for personal use, ripping a copyright work and distributing the result to others could result in prosecution.

RIP

(1) See ripping.

(2) (Raster Image Processor) The hardware and/or software that rasterizes an image for display or printing. RIPs are designed to rasterize a specific type of data, such as PostScript. As desktop computers became more powerful, software RIPs became more appealing than specialized hardware RIPs. Software can be upgraded more easily, and the operation is always speeded up by installing a faster CPU. See rasterize.

(2) (Routing Information Protocol) A simple routing protocol that is part of the TCP/IP protocol suite. It determines a route based on the smallest hop count between source and destination. RIP is a distance vector protocol that routinely broadcasts routing information to its neighboring routers and is known to waste bandwidth. It also has a limit of 15 hops. If a route is advertised as having 16 hops, it is flagged as unreachable. AppleTalk, DECnet, TCP/IP, NetWare and VINES all use incompatible versions of RIP. See routing protocol.

(3) (Remote Imaging Protocol) An earlier graphics format from TeleGrafix Communications, designed for transmitting graphics over low-speed lines. Using a communications program that supported RIP enabled graphical interfaces to be used on a BBS with respectable performance via modem.
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Then the cloth ripped out from the walls, tore, split, swayed, and shot down upon the table something that I dared not look at till Strickland had slid down the ladder and was standing by my side.
The foresail went over with a bang, and the foregaff stabbed and ripped through the stay-sail, which, was of course, prevented from going over by the mainstay.
He ripped a thin sliver of whalebone from the rim of a bird-snare that lay on the sleigh, and, after straightening, set it upright in a little hole in the ice, firming it down with his mitten.
Belave me, my jewel, it was Sir Pathrick that was unreasonable mad thin, and the more by token that the Frinchman kipt an wid his winking at the widdy; and the widdy she kept an wid the squazing of my flipper, as much as to say, "At him again, Sir Pathrick O'Grandison, mavourneen:" so I just ripped out wid a big oath, and says I;
I turned and darted for the coat which I knew to contain the package, ripped it up with my sword, and raced away up the garden path to where my motor bike was waiting on the road above.
That gentleman ripped it up with a racial impatience, and rapidly read the following:
The cat leaped down and ripped at a bundle of rags with her tigerish claws, with a sound that it set my teeth on edge to hear.
Thuvia screamed and sprang to aid her fellow-prisoner, and at the same instant I, too, went mad, and tearing at the bars that spanned my window I ripped them from their sockets as they had been but copper wire.
the lieutenant of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, and we ripped open a few inches of skin for each other.
Nothing good, as you will see; for having set out, complaining still of weakness of the legs, he met a wild boar, which made head against him; he missed him with his arquebuse, and was ripped up by the beast and died immediately.
Butteridge's ripped, demolished, and ransacked waistcoat, and hurled it from the balloon whence it fluttered down slowly and eddyingly until at last it came to rest with a contented flop upon the face of German tourist sleeping peacefully beside the Hohenweg near Wildbad.
The tiger was now upon the bull's broad back, clinging to the huge neck with powerful fangs while its long, strong talons ripped the heavy hide into shreds and ribbons.