decay = D = DED

deckle /dek'l/ n.

[from dec- and nybble; the original spelling seems to have been `decle'] Two nickles; 10 bits. Reported among developers for Mattel's GI 1600 (the Intellivision games processor), a chip with 16-bit-wide RAM but 10-bit-wide ROM. See nybble for other such terms.

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

Dec"kle (?), n. [Cf. G. deckel cover, lid.] Paper Making

A separate thin wooden frame used to form the border of a hand mold, or a curb of India rubber or other material which rests on, and forms the edge of, the mold in a paper machine and determines the width of the paper.

[Spelt also deckel, and deckle.]

 

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