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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  gabriel  /gay'bree-*l/  n.  [for  Dick  Gabriel,  SAIL  LISP  hacker 
  and  volleyball  fanatic]  An  unnecessary  (in  the  opinion  of  the  opponent) 
  stalling  tactic,  e.g.,  tying  one's  shoelaces  or  combing  one's  hair 
  repeatedly,  asking  the  time,  etc  Also  used  to  refer  to  the  perpetrator 
  of  such  tactics.  Also  `pulling  a  Gabriel',  `Gabriel  mode'. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Gabriel 
 
    A  graphical  {DSP}  language  for  {simulation}  and 
  real  systems. 
 
  ["A  Design  Tool  for  Hardware  and  Software  for  Multiprocessor 
  DSP  Systems,"  E.A.  Lee,  E.  Goei,  J.  Bier  &  S.  Bhattacharya 
  DSP  Systems,  Proc  ISCAS-89,  1989]. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-12-23) 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  gabriel 
 
  /gay'bree-*l/  (After  {Richard  Gabriel})  An  unnecessary  (in  the 
  opinion  of  the  opponent)  stalling  tactic,  e.g.  tying  one's 
  shoelaces  or  combing  one's  hair  repeatedly,  asking  the  time, 
  etc  Also  used  to  refer  to  the  perpetrator  of  such  tactics. 
  Also  "pulling  a  Gabriel",  "Gabriel  mode". 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1999-10-12) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Gabriel 
  champion  of  God,  used  as  a  proper  name  to  designate  the  angel 
  who  was  sent  to  Daniel  (8:16)  to  explain  the  vision  of  the  ram 
  and  the  he-goat,  and  to  communicate  the  prediction  of  the 
  seventy  weeks  (Dan.  9:21-27). 
 
  He  announced  also  the  birth  of  John  the  Baptist  (Luke  1:11), 
  and  of  the  Messiah  (26).  He  describes  himself  in  the  words  "I 
  am  Gabriel,  who  stand  in  the  presence  of  God"  (1:19). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Gabriel,  God  is  my  strength 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  GABRIEL 
  GAteway  and  BRIdge  to  Europe's  national  Libraries 
 
 




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