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troglodyte

a cave dweller, esp one of the prehistoric peoples thought to have lived in caves
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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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Of the six unions with more than a million members, two are headed by lesbians and one by an African American, a level of diversity in these troglodytic institutions not to be found on Wall Street or in Silicon Valley.
Public culture can be made by countinues revelution of thin tings and public development of a society, for continuous revolution of holy place and warship place begin from the troglodytic period and it continue till build of the mosque and church or in the music field from the build musical instrument them to big symphonic orchestra.
ambassador to China announced his candidacy in June, Huntsman filled the much-needed role of a truth-teller who was unwilling to cave to his party's troglodytic far right.
Paul Duval-Arnould, a French soldier, writes of his dugout in Champagne in 1915: "Comme fatalement l'espace y etait resserre, nos poilus avaient fait des prodiges pour accumuler tousles e1ements d'un confort assez moderne en fort peu de place." (32) Such attempts at recreating a home-like atmosphere would surely have been commonplace, despite such troglodytic conditions on the Western Front.
The more troglodytic members of the audience may also be buying fully into the hard-right understanding of Eastwood's archetypal Dirty Harry persona: as the white guy who ought to be in charge actually taking charge by killing, or at least scaring the bejeezus out of, racial Others who are criminals.
It's a tribute to her that she persevered, surviving the prevailing troglodytic male attitudes in a culture that clearly valued male biologists in the field far above an information-and-education woman in an office.
Responses have varied from Darwin cannot possibly be right (e.g., Michael Behe's analogy between mousetraps and the human blood-clotting mechanism) to the Bible cannot possibly be wrong, even when its ancient account seems troglodytic in the face of recent science.
From here troglodytic soldiers emerged to fight, as if from hell.
Whether it is a corrupt Italian Catholic priest who cavorts with evil or the troglodytic, excessively hedonistic Mr Hyde, the monstrous is so strongly linked to an outsider that such novels bind the perverse to the foreign.
Since at least the 1920s, popular culture has exploited the comic potential in the crude mating habits imputed to our troglodytic ancestors.
And all around are the usual troglodytic grottos in great numbers.
Literally, you know, one day I was driving to my job in Fargo, North Dakota, where I was in technical support for a software company, and the next day I was flying to appear on Nightline with Lawrence Korb, who I'm glad to see is here today, to debate then-Congressman Bob Dornan from Orange County, California, who you may recall as one of the most troglodytic opponents of this issue who has ever manifested himself.