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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'.
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