An obscure, but charming English slang word for kissing with tongues, a.k.a. to French kiss, to snog, to swap spit, or to play tonsil hockey.

grep = G = grilf

gribble n.

Random binary data rendered as unreadable text. Noise characters in a data stream are displayed as gribble. Modems with mismatched bitrates usually generate gribble (more specifically, baud barf). Dumping a binary file to the screen is an excellent source of gribble, and (if the bell/speaker is active) headaches.

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

Grib"ble (?), n. [Cf. Prov. E. grib to bite.] Zool.

A small marine isopod crustacean (Limnoria lignorum or L. terebrans), which burrows into and rapidly destroys submerged timber, such as the piles of wharves, both in Europe and America.


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