The ler are a species in books by M. A. Foster. The ler are the result of a genetic engineering experiment intended to create a race of supermen. Instead, the result was simply something different from humans, a new species that can't inter-breed with humans.

The ler customarily mate in an interesting sort of braid relationship, where four parents, 2 male and 2 female, mate in all possible combinations over a number of years to produce 4 children.

The ler possess photographic memory, and also the ability to auto-forget.

legalese = L = LERP


n. 1. [TMRC, from `Light-Emitting Diode'] A light-emitting resistor (that is, one in the process of burning up). Ohm's law was broken. See also SED. 2. An incandescent light bulb (the filament emits light because it's resistively heated).

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

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