87 definitions by Athene Airheart

To behave according to strict rules. Sometimes an order given, especially to a child.

Somewhat archaic.
Angry father: "You'd better toe the line this time, mister, or next time I catch you tattooing your sister's name on shaved dogs you'll be grounded for a month!"
by Athene Airheart March 20, 2004

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Posessing of firm and rounded buttocks.

From a root word meaning firm and rounded.
That person over there is quite callipigean in his tight shorts.
by Athene Airheart March 14, 2004

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To draw attention to something. Often used in terms of a person blaming something else. Fairly self-explanatory.
There has been a lot of finger pointing, but no one has yet found the one true cause of cancer.
by Athene Airheart May 15, 2004

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A type of inexpensive candy found at Valentine's Day. They are in the shape of small pastel-colored hearts with short messages printed on them in red ink.

Some messages might include "love you," "kiss me," "U R fine," "be mine," etc. More modern candies also include "e-mail me," or "text me."
Sally was very happy when Joe gave her a box of conversation hearts.
by Athene Airheart May 15, 2004

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A term used to describe a member of the US Air Force.

Probably comes from the Air Force's reputation for being neat and orderly.
Did ya see that wing-wiper over there? Bet I could arm wrestle him.
by Athene Airheart May 01, 2004

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Things that you can drink, like water or juice. "Potable water" means you can drink it without harm. Often used when referring to alcohol.

Sometimes used in combination, "comestibles and potables."
That bar has plenty of fine potables, we should go over there after the fighter sweep Friday night.

-hotshot fighter pilot who likes to read
by Athene Airheart March 21, 2004

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1. A reference mark that something is measured against. The original benchmarks are places on the workbench used to measure common lengths of material, such as lumber.

2. In surveying, a "bench mark" (two words) is a post or other permanent mark established at a known elevation that is used as the basis for measuring the elevation of other topographical points.

In computer and Internet technology, the term may have any of these meanings:

1) A set of conditions against which a product or system is measured. PC magazine laboratories frequently test and compare several new computers or computer devices against the same set of application programs, user interactions, and contextual situations. The total context against which all products are measured and compared is referred to as the benchmark.

2) A program that is specially designed to provide measurements for a particular operating system or application.

3) A known product with which users are familiar or accustomed to that other newer products can be compared to.

4) A set of performance criteria which a product is expected to meet.
Laboratory benchmarks sometimes fail to reflect real-world product use. For this reason, Eric Raymond defines a benchmark as "an inaccurate measure of computer performance" and cites the "old hacker's saying" that "In the computer industry, there are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and benchmarks."

Still, benchmarks can be useful and some companies offer benchmark programs for downloading or a benchmark testing service on their own site.
by Athene Airheart March 18, 2004

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