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troglodyte

a cave dweller, esp one of the prehistoric peoples thought to have lived in caves

troglodyte

(jargon)
(Commodore) 1. A hacker who never leaves his cubicle. The term "Gnoll" (from Dungeons & Dragons) is also reported.

2. A curmudgeon attached to an obsolescent computing environment. The combination "ITS troglodyte" was flung around some during the Usenet and e-mail wringle-wrangle attending the 2.x.x revision of the Jargon File; at least one of the people it was intended to describe adopted it with pride.
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Many cave dwellings and fairy-chimney chapels have been converted into boutique hotels, where you can try the troglodyte lifestyle in luxury.
My room, accessed from my terrace through a low front door of troglodyte dimensions, had only one tiny window and, when the thick curtain was drawn, I was plunged into pitch darkness.
Selling more than 15 million records world wide, counting 20 albums under the band's belt and acting as a major influence of later heavyweight gods such as Metallica, Motley Crue and Megadeath, it has certainly been a spectacular career for Biff so far, who started out his life in what he describes as a "troglodyte house" in Honley.
Tracy DeBrincat (author); TROGLODYTE; Elixir Press (Fiction: Short Stories) 19.00 ISBN: 9781932418484
Dwellings, troglodyte villages and underground towns -- the remains of a traditional human habitat dating back to the 4th century -- can also be seen there.
The other destinations and activities on offer in the area include a museum behind the hotel, the scenic stone village of Tamezret and an excursion to the tiny troglodyte village of Haddej, known for its underground olive press.
And yet his strangest tales are found nearer at hand: that of the self-styled lord and king of the roaches, who lived 'a troglodyte existence' in a cave on the Staffordshire rock escarpment; or how every summer, ten chosen men sail from the northern villages of Lewis to Sula Sgeir, a remote Atlantic rock, to harvest seabirds--'the last subsistence bird harvest in the Northern Hemisphere'--a ritual expedition carried out since the 14th century under conditions of utmost secrecy.
I know he likes to portray himself as a knuckle-dragging troglodyte on occasion.
And in "American Troglodyte," Byrne recites the idiocies and excesses of American life, suggesting, accurately, that Imelda Marcos was our own creation.
Reading like some kind of suspense novel, "Resisting McCarthyism: To Sign Or Not To Sign California's Loyalty Oath" by Boby Blauner (Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley) is the detailed story of that resistance in defense of academic freedom and the constitutionally guaranteed right of free speech against a troglodyte suppression born of political fearmongering.
LIBYA Exodus (0870 950 0029) offers eight day tour from Dec 20 to discover ancient world of Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans via ancient sites and troglodyte dwellings, coasts and hills.
Anything that only just gets 2m4f won't be winning this race and I think punters could do a lot worse than back Troglodyte win and place, because what he lacks in terms of a turn of foot, he more than makes up for with his staying prowess, and the further they go, the better he should travel.