cosmic rays = C = courier

cough and die v.

Syn. barf. Connotes that the program is throwing its hands up by design rather than because of a bug or oversight. "The parser saw a control-A in its input where it was looking for a printable, so it coughed and died." Compare die, die horribly, scream and die.

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

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