hamster /n./ 1. [Fairchild] A particularly slick little piece
of code that does one thing well; a small, self-contained hack.
The image is of a hamster happily spinning its exercise wheel.
2. A tailless mouse; that is, one with an infrared link to a
receiver on the machine, as opposed to the conventional cable.
3. [UK] Any item of hardware made by Amstrad, a company famous for
its cheap plastic PC-almost-compatibles.
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