by Robert Desnos

What sort of arrow split the sky and this rock?
It's quivering, spreading like a peacock's fan
Like the mist around the shaft and knotless feathers
Of a comet come to nest at midnight.

How blood surges from the gaping wound,
Lips already silencing murmur and cry.
One solemn finger holds back time, confusing
The witness of the eyes where the deed is written.

Silence? We still know the passwords.
Lost sentinels far from the watchfires
We smell the odor of honeysuckle and surf
Rising in the dark shadows.

Distance, let dawn leap the void at last,
And a single beam of light make a rainbow on the water
Its quiver full of reeds,
Sign of the return of archers and patriotic songs.

cargo cult programming = C = case and paste

cascade n.

1. A huge volume of spurious error-message output produced by a compiler with poor error recovery. Too frequently, one trivial syntax error (such as a missing `)' or `}') throws the parser out of synch so that much of the remaining program text is interpreted as garbaged or ill-formed. 2. A chain of Usenet followups, each adding some trivial variation or riposte to the text of the previous one, all of which is reproduced in the new message; an include war in which the object is to create a sort of communal graffito.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

In chemistry or biochemistry, an entire series of reactions which occurs as a result of a single trigger reaction or compound.

From the BioTech Dictionary at For further information see the BioTech homenode.

Cas*cade" (?), n. [F. cascade, fr. It. cascata, fr. cascare to ball.]

A fall of water over a precipice, as in a river or brook; a waterfall less than a cataract.

The silver brook . . . pours the white cascade. Longjellow.

Now murm'ring soft, now roaring in cascade. Cawper.


© Webster 1913.

Cas*cade", v. i.


To fall in a cascade.



To vomit.




© Webster 1913.

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