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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Joss  \Joss\,  n.  [Chinese,  corrupt.  fr  Pg  deos  God,  L.  deus.] 
  A  Chinese  household  divinity;  a  Chinese  idol.  ``Critic  in 
  jars  and  josses.''  --Colman  (1761). 
 
  {Joss  house},  a  Chinese  temple  or  house  for  the  Chinese  mode 
  of  worship. 
 
  {Joss  stick},  a  reed  covered  with  a  paste  made  of  the  dust  of 
  odoriferous  woods,  or  a  cylinder  made  wholly  of  the  paste; 
  --  burned  by  the  Chinese  before  an  idol. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  joss 
  n  :  a  Chinese  god  worshipped  in  the  form  of  an  idol 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  JOSS 
 
  JOHNNIAC  Open  Shop  System.  Charles  L.  Baker,  RAND  1964.  An 
  early  simple  interactive  calculator  language.  "JOSS  Users' 
  Reference  Manual",  R.L.  Clark,  Report  F-1535/9,  RAND  Corp  (Jan 
  1975)  Sammet  1969,  pp.217-226.  Versions:  JOSS  I  and  JOSS  II 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  JOSS 
  Joint  Object  Services  Submission 
 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  JOSS-:STICKS:,  n.  Small  sticks  burned  by  the  Chinese  in  their  pagan 
  tomfoolery,  in  imitation  of  certain  sacred  rites  of  our  holy  religion. 
 
 




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