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To modify a data structure in a random and unintentionally destructive way. "Bletch! Somebody's disk-compactor program went berserk and scribbled on the i-node table." "It was working fine until one of the allocation routines scribbled on low core." Synonymous with trash; compare mung, which conveys a bit more intention, and mangle, which is more violent and final.
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| No information on this one, except the word "College" scribbled to one side.
Thus, messages scribbled on stars' shoes always catch media attention.
Thus the scribbled currency notes, he added, were not legal tender and could not be deposited in banks for transactions.
Global Banking News-January 2, 2014--Reserve Bank of India dismisses rumour on non-acceptance of 'scribbled notes'
One of the most popular images on the site (and almost everything there is an image) is a scribbled note saying "If you want to get to know me for real, check my We Heart It, not my Facebook".
Affleck believed he has found a good luck charm courtesy of his daughter, who scribbled 'Ben' on the back of her dad's hand as he left home to attend the awards show.
Team members simply save scribbled documents to a shared project folder, eliminating the confusion of version control and can easily share with others.
"Though she has scribbled somewhere she shouldn't," says Jessica, who lives in Marske.
I''m not dead, I just need to be scribbled about a bit and I''ll be as good as new.
A MASKED bookie raider - told there was no money to steal after issuing a written threat - asked stunned staff: "Can I have my note back?" Counter staff returned his scribbled demand and watched him make his getaway - on a bicycle.
One morning we came across something bad being scribbled on the walls of the building.
Over 12 years, Paquette scribbled a notebook full of sketches for a more practical and versatile clamping mechanism that could be used in a variety of scenarios for all kinds of structural configurations.