By Truman Capote
Even if Truman Capote’s final, unfinished novel deals a devastating crew portrait of the low and high society of his time.
Tracing the occupation of a author of doubtful parentage and omnivorous erotic tastes, Answered Prayers careens from a louche bar in Tangiers to a banquette at l. a. Côte Basque, from literary salons to high priced whorehouses. It takes in calculating beauties and sadistic husbands in addition to such real-life helping characters as Colette, the Duchess of Windsor, Montgomery Clift, and Tallulah Bankhead. notably, this malevolently finny booklet monitors Capote at his so much relentlessly observant and murderously witty.
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1Mathematics A hypothesis in search of a counterexample. Once united, they marry, moved to the suburbs, raise a few boring lemmata, and are never heard of again. =>Some conjectures, alas, seem doomed to sail forever seeking conjugal resolution, allowed to come ashore but once a year. They anchor briefly near the Martin Gardner strands until the smooth rabble drives them out to sea. 2 Data Processing The firm, irrevocable, notarized pledge, sworn on the grave of one or both of the programmer's putative parents, that the job will run on time (excluding any delays caused or enhanced by war, civil commotion, or 45 connectionism rioting, whether declared.
CIS Overloaded initialism for Compuserve Information Services (also called CIS because of the cost); Confederation of Independent States (ex-Soviet Union). ~Cynics have claimed that the former is distinguishable by its chaotic mismanagement. Dick O'Connor, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, reports 103 CIS overloads including Canadian Iris Society, Catholic Information Society, and his own Coordinated Information System. class n. & adj. "] I n. (Object-orienteeering) Data members encapsulated with a set of METHODS dying to get at them.
See also AUTO-ANTONYM. correctrlce n. "] A French preuf reeader with MIDDLEWARE and DYSLEXIA. cpm n. ] Queuing theory The arrival rate of salespersons, indicating the number of mailing lists to which the visitee has been exposed. CPU n. ] The calculating mill that Babbage dreamed on. ::)The dream was eventually realized in the 19508, but is now being replaced by a diffused continuum of minute noncomputing elements known as MICROPROCESSORS. CR (Carriage Return) n. An ARCHAISM harking back to the days when printers had moving carriages.