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From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  Gabriel
       n : (Bible) the archangel who was the messenger of God

From Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (Version 1.9, June 2002) [vera]:

  GABRIEL


       GAteway and BRIdge to Europe's national Libraries
       
       

From Jargon File (4.3.1, 29 Jun 2001) [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 (27 SEP 03) [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 (27 SEP 03) [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
  

















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