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Gnome

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gnome \Gnome\, noun [F. gnome, prob. fr. Gr. gnw'mon one that knows, a guardian, i. e., of the treasures in the inner parts of the earth, or fr. ? intelligence, both fr. gnw^nai, gignw^skein, to know. See {Know}.]

1. An imaginary being, supposed by the Rosicrucians to inhabit the inner parts of the earth, and to be the guardian of mines, quarries, etc.

2. A dwarf; a goblin; a person of small stature or misshapen features, or of strange appearance.

3. (Zool.) A small owl ({Glaucidium gnoma}) of the Western United States.

4. [Gr. ?.] A brief reflection or maxim. --Peacham. Gnomic

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

gnome

noun

1: a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure [syn: {gnome}, {dwarf}]

2: a short pithy saying expressing a general truth


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In the interest of FULL DISCLOSURE, there is a particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT of the home page here.

I used Abduction! for Firefox or Webpage Screenshot for Chrome to get this series of SCREENSHOTS.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Golden Key Campaign

I don't want Uncle Sam having my SIM Card PRIVATE keys.

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This is a Thumbnail of the particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT above. The really fine print is not legible, but if it's slightly oversized, it can be read in the thumbnail. Generally, in the thumbnail, you can't read the fine print. In the fine print I say that I'm using all of these copyrighted and trademarked seals and logos and images without the permission of the intellectual property owners. I am stating that these parties are not endorsing my website and that I am not related to them in any capacity. I state that my ideas and suggestions might affect them or might be related to their industries or areas of interests and that I am addressing these parties and institutions.

I allow commentary on the home page and variants of "Cool." I may not stay with DISQUS but right now it suits me - at least in these places.

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