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SNARF--98,900 Google hits, 43,800 Google Group hits
OED does not have "snarf." The CASSELL DICTIONARY OF SLANG has "snarf,' meaning to eat or to drink, from 1960s+.
From today's WALL STREET JOURNAL, 15 April 2004, pg. D3, col. 1:
_Bluetooth May Put You at Risk of Getting "Snarfed"_
By JEREMY WAGSTAFF
If you spot someone tailgating you on the road or standing next to you wearing a backpack, then watch out. You may have been "snarfed." All the data on your cellphone, including addresses, calendars, whom you called and who called you, may now be in that person's computer.
Last modified: Monday, January 13, 2003
Initially, in the realm of programming languages, snarf meant to grab a large document or file and use it without the author's permission. Since the development of UNIX, the UNIX community -- since there is not the same sense of proprietary ownership as there is in the commercial computer industry because it is based on an open source idea -- uses the term to mean the acquisition of a file or set of files across a network. It is a command line resource grabber, transferring files through the HTTP, gopher, finger and FTP protocols without user interaction.
Daily Times News - 11/4/1970
...roncentration to gulp it down, and I can SNARF it up in a hurry. The rush is important..
Burlington, North Carolina Wednesday, November 04, 1970 680 k
Sheboygan Press - 7/29/1975
...panels for comic books called "SNARF" and "Bizarre doirt mind. The Justice..
Sheboygan, Wisconsin Tuesday, July 29, 1975 620 k
Frederick Post - 7/24/1989
...trying to escape the poisons, "and robins SNARF them up like candy." Mr. Clark said..
Frederick, Maryland Monday, July 24, 1989 446 k
News - 5/24/2000
...by chefs in plain view of students. But the SNARF-it-ali-down collegiate credo lives on..
Frederick, Maryland Wednesday, May 24, 2000 868 k
Jig, fixture and clamp design :
types of clamps, fixture details, jig bushes, their use and characteristics, feet for jigs and fixtures, removal of snarf.
Litten, W. H.
Machinery Publishing Co.
London : The Company,
62 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Machinery's yellow back series ;; no. 30;
Prof Snarf vs. Little Man on Campus /
Bibler, Richard N.
Monterey, Calif. : Bibler Features,
90 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Education -- Caricatures and cartoons.
American wit and humor, Pictorial.
College wit and humor.
Caricatures and cartoons -- United States.
Princeton, WI : Kitchen Sink Enterprises,
Vol. 1, no. 2-; v. :; ill. ;; 25 cm.
Milwaukee, Wis. : Krupp Comic Works,
7 v. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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The Light and the Slight; The Light and the Slight
By EVE MERRIAM. New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Nov 6, 1966. p. 378 (2 pages)
First page: ...Carol Newman's STRELLAS CHILDREN...make-believe creatures as the Borkaloo, the Subbergump, the Snarf, the Octopoppy, the Peak-a-yuk, the Puglum, and the Poefalo.
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