some nice definitions

here are some nice words that i would like to share with everyone



  1. Smartly or boldly stylish; dashing: a gallant feathered hat; cut a gallant figure at the coronation.
    1. Unflinching in battle or action; valiant: put up a gallant resistance to the attackers.
    2. Nobly or selflessly resolute: made a gallant attempt to save his friend’s reputation.
  2. Stately; majestic.
  3. # (gə-lănt’, -länt’)
    1. Courteously attentive especially to women; chivalrous.
    2. Flirtatious; amorous.



Either of two large African antelopes (Connochaetes gnou or C. taurinus) having a drooping mane and beard, a long tufted tail, and curved horns in both sexes. Also called wildebeest.

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3 thoughts on “some nice definitions”

  1. From the devil’s dictionary:

    GNU, n. An animal of South Africa, which in its domesticated state resembles a horse, a buffalo and a stag. In its wild condition it is something like a thunderbolt, an earthquake and a cyclone.

    A hunter from Kew caught a distant view
    Of a peacefully meditative gnu,
    And he said: “I’ll pursue, and my hands imbrue
    In its blood at a closer interview.”
    But that beast did ensue and the hunter it threw
    O’er the top of a palm that adjacent grew;
    And he said as he flew: “It is well I withdrew
    Ere, losing my temper, I wickedly slew
    That really meritorious gnu.”
    —Jarn Leffer

  2. patrick: sounds quite like my friend’s most recent attempt to install ubuntu :)

  3. Yeah. Maybe the next Ubuntu release name – Ubuntu 7.10 “Gallant Gnu”

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