thud

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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.
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"There was a very sickening noise, thudding and squashing, the kind of noise I don't want to hear again.
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