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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 ?
Into the stillness came the repeated heavy thud of guns, one, two, a pause, then three in quick succession.
he thought, catching the thud of Gladiator's hoofs behind him.
Not a single miss, and I could hear distinctly the thud of every bullet as it buried in human flesh.
It had toppled over the brim of the cylinder and fallen into the pit, with a thud like the fall of a great mass of leather.
When the first blast of smoke shot out through the bars of my helmet, all those people broke for the woods, and Sandy went over backwards and struck the ground with a dull thud.
said Joseph, giving a thud with his prop on the floor, and assuming an authoritative air.