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Terse

Language for decryption of hardware logic.

["Hardware Logic Simulation by Compilation", C. Hansen, 25th ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conf, 1988].
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He speaks with an emotion that emanates from the page; nonetheless, he does so in the tersest of fashions.
Blogs, Facebook postings, "charticle"-style graphs, and tersest of all, those tiny little tweets--we journalists are writing shorter and faster by the nano-second.
In his attempted autobiography, Praeterita, issued as a serial in the second half of the 1880s, Venice was omitted as one of the 'Edens' of his life and only the tersest account given of his work there.
He balances the tale's tersest points with equally as many warm moments, with caring people who see Doug through.
His treatment of allusion is his boldest, if tersest, exercise in revisionism, suggesting that Shakespeare's debt to the Elizabethan homilies has been overstated, and critiquing the methodology of previous allusion-spotters from Richmond Noble to Naseeb Shaheen.
So, I put on the tersest expression I could muster, coupled with that piercing squintyeye thing that I'm sure makes me look like pure evil, and said curtly, "No thanks.