English-Vietnamese Dictionary
◊ TIN FISH
◊tin fish /'tin'fi∫/
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English Dictionary
◊ DID YOU MEAN KINGFISH?
kingfish
n 1: flesh of any of several lean-fleshed fish caught off the
United States Atlantic coast
2: large edible mackerel of temperate United States coastal
Atlantic waters [syn: {cero}, {pintado}, {Scomberomorus
regalis}]
3: small silvery marine food fish found off California [syn: {white
croaker}, {chenfish}, {Genyonemus lineatus}]
4: any of several food and game fishes of the drum family
indigenous to warm Atlantic waters of the North American
coast
5: large game fish of Australia and New Zealand [syn: {Seriola
grandis}]
English Computing Dictionary
◊ DID YOU MEAN TUNAFISH?
tunafish
In hackish lore, refers to the
mutated punchline of an age-old joke to be found at the bottom
of the manual pages of "tunefs(8)" in the original {4.2BSD}
distribution. The joke was removed in later releases once
commercial sites started using 4.2. Tunefs relates to the
"tuning" of {file-system} parameters for optimum performance,
and at the bottom of a few pages of wizardly inscriptions was
a "BUGS" section consisting of the line "You can tune a file
system, but you can't tunafish". Variants of this can be seen
in other BSD versions, though it has been excised from some
versions by humourless management {droid}s. The [nt]roff
source for SunOS 4.1.1 contains a comment apparently designed
to prevent this: "Take this out and a Unix Demon will dog your
steps from now until the "time_t's wrap around."
[{Jargon File}]
(1997-01-12)