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thud

(1)
Yet another metasyntactic variable (see foo). It is reported that at CMU from the mid-1970s the canonical series of these was "foo", "bar", "thud", "blat".

thud

(2)
Rare term for the hash character, "#" (ASCII 35). See ASCII for other synonyms.
References in classic literature ?
"He's cleared it!" he thought, catching the thud of Gladiator's hoofs behind him.
They were, it seemed for a while, silent flashes, and seconds after, when one had ceased to expect them, came the belated thuds--thud, thud. Kurt spoke in German, very quickly.
He was in the act of driving the gear around with his foot for the purpose of getting the opposite pedal in position, when he heard the thud of a heavy body that landed lightly and evidently on its feet.
The delivery man slammed on his brakes when he saw the goose waddling across the road, and heard a thud when he struck the bird.
He said: "All I heard was a very sickening thud. I thought it was a car crash so I just came out.
Yang said initial reports said no one was hurt from the incident, although a security officer was seen covering his knees after the loud thud.
Thud is like Slowdive, where the dreamy vocals by Kim are utilized like a layer of sound.
Later the witness heard a thud, followed by a 'blood curdling scream', the court heard.
New Delhi [India], Dec 18 ( ANI ): As the early trends of the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections started pouring in on Monday morning, the sensex opened with a thud, as Nifty slipped below its crucial 10,150 level.
What was most irritating was the fact that while climbing the stairs he would make loud thuds on wooden steps and floor, with his heavy leather shoes.
* Heideh Shahmoradi, clerk, Senate THUD Appropriations; and Rajat Mathur, professional staff, Senate THUD Appropriations