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{adv: hotfoot} without delay; speedily
"sent ambassadors hotfoot to the Turks"- Francis Hackett
"drove hotfoot for Boston"



{n: Procrustes} (Greek mythology) a mythical giant who was a thief and murderer; he would capture people and tie them to an iron bed, stretching them or hacking off their legs to make them fit; was killed by Theseus

{n: beginning} the first part or section of something
"`It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story"
<-> middle, end

{n: cab, hack, taxi, taxicab} a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money

{n: colleague, confrere, fellow} a person who is member of your class or profession
"the surgeon consulted his colleagues"
"he sent e-mail to his fellow hackers"

{n: hacker, cyber-terrorist, cyberpunk} a programmer who breaks into computer systems in order to steal or change or destroy information as a form of cyber-terrorism

{n: hacker} a programmer for whom computing is its own reward; may enjoy the challenge of breaking into other computers but does no harm
"true hackers subscribe to a code of ethics and look down upon crackers"

{n: hackle} long slender feather on the necks of e.g. turkeys and pheasants

{n: hack} a saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc.

{n: saddle hackle, saddle feather} a long narrow feather on the back (saddle) of a domestic fowl

{n: stovepiping} retrieval of information from unconnected databases; the situation that exists when it is necessary to climb out of one database in order to climb down into another; sometimes used for protection against wandering hackers

{n: warhorse} a work of art (composition or drama) that is part of the standard repertory but has become hackneyed from much repetition

{n: web site, website, internet site, site} a computer connected to the internet that maintains a series of web pages on the World Wide Web
"the Israeli web site was damaged by hostile hackers"

{v: hack, hack on} fix a computer program piecemeal until it works
"I'm not very good at hacking but I'll give it my best"

{v: hack} kick on the arms

{v: hack} kick on the shins


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