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splat

(1)
Name used in many places (DEC, IBM, and others) for the asterisk ("*") character (ASCII 0101010). This may derive from the "squashed-bug" appearance of the asterisk on many early line printers.

splat

(2)
Name used by some MIT people for the "#" character (ASCII 35).

splat

(3)
(Rochester Institute of Technology) The feature key on a Mac (same as alt).

splat

(4)
An obsolete name used by some people for the Stanford/ITS extended ASCII circle-x character. This character is also called "blobby" and "frob", among other names; it is sometimes used by mathematicians as a notation for "tensor product".

splat

(5)
An obsolete name for the semi-mythical Stanford extended ASCII circle-plus character.

See also ASCII.

splat

A strip which covers the joints between adjacent sheets of building board.
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We're releasing the first generation splat product as a free download to open people's eyes to the possibilities of a new paradigm and get feedback on what advanced capabilities we should include in our next generation products and services.
A funny part in this book is when Splat overslept and Seymour blew a horn to wake him up.
Now we want to help SPLAT collect the seeds needed to really make the garden special.
The free Drop and Shop places need to be booked in advance through The Splat Centre on 0191 447 9194 or email academy@splatcentre.
The Splat Bonus Feature will have 3, 4 or 5 splat symbols in view, and these will award a pick a win style feature, asking players to pick a splay symbol.
This would mean that part of our moon may actually be made of a smaller moon that went SPLAT," says Asphaug.
Finally, SPLAT ME and SPLAT C-L were weathered and compared with fresh material for attractiveness to fruit flies.
The new additions are three dandelions clocks (from pounds 24, available in two sizes, up to 140cm tall), complete with floating seeds to place where you want; a set of 16 toy soldiers (pounds 18, up to 25cm tall); and a set of 15 paint splats (pounds 18, up to 25cm wide).
He said he wanted to volunteer somewhere, but was told he was too young or too old; then he discovered SPLAT and attended a meeting.
A crunchy, chewy splat shaped biscuit and cereal snack (including crisped rice and oats).
Button's Foods has launched the latest offspring of its iconic Jammie Dodgers biscuit brand--the uniquely deformed Splat Snacks.
I think that a splat of red paint on the windshield would get the driver's attention without having to blind him or her.