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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.
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.
Esteemed in her lifetime a living goddess; a scholar who spoke nine languages (a Troglodyte dialect amongst them) and commissioned works of medicine and philosophy; and a woman who bore four children, Cleopatra is still commonly remembered as a femme fatale.
Greg Hunt is an author, journalist and torture-loving troglodyte.
Now, I may be a curmudgeon, a troglodyte, or a dinosaur, but I'm certainly not a Scrooge.
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.
Next day, strike out for the chateaus (such as Chenonceau, Chambord, and Cheverny), wineries (some require reservations), even a troglodyte cave.
Its marketers figured men would go along if they "do not want to look like a complete troglodyte to their girlfriends" (Time, Jan.