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Troglodyte   Listen
noun
Troglodyte  n.  
1.
(Ethnol.) One of any savage race that dwells in caves, instead of constructing dwellings; a cave dweller, or cave man. Most of the primitive races of man were troglodytes. "In the troglodytes' country there is a lake, for the hurtful water it beareth called the "mad lake.""
2.
(Zool.) An anthropoid ape, as the chimpanzee.
3.
(Zool.) The wren.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Troglodyte" Quotes from Famous Books



... unloads, and gets back as soon as possible. Mules and men are taking the stuff the rest of the journey. We are in a flattened village, all undermined by dug-outs that were in the original German second line. We report ourselves to a young troglodyte in one of these, and are given a guide, and so set out on the last part of the journey to the ultimate point, across the land of shell craters and barbed wire litter and old and new trenches. We have all ...
— War and the Future • H. G. Wells

... ITS is still alleged to hold the record for OS in longest continuous use (however, {{WAITS}} is a credible rival for this palm). 2. A mythical image of operating-system perfection worshiped by a bizarre, fervent retro-cult of old-time hackers and ex-users (see {troglodyte}, sense 2). ITS worshipers manage somehow to continue believing that an OS maintained by assembly-language hand-hacking that supported only monocase 6-character filenames in one directory per account remains superior to today's state of commercial art ...
— The Jargon File, Version 4.0.0

... science under a good teacher—a first essential. Any person thus educated will, for the remainder of his life, be able at least to understand what is meant by science and the scientific method of approaching a problem. He will not, like an educational troglodyte at a recent Conference, refuse to describe anything as science which is not capable of mathematical treatment, nor allude compendiously to physiological study as "the cutting up of frogs." In a word, ...
— Science and Morals and Other Essays • Bertram Coghill Alan Windle



Words linked to "Troglodyte" :   recluse, solitary, primitive person, solitudinarian, cave man, cave dweller, lone wolf



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