from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of one who wipes; specifically, a beating; a thrashing; a trimming.
  • noun In plumbing:
  • noun The removal, with a greased cloth, of solder which has been poured upon a joint to heat it before soldering.
  • noun The operation of shaping with a wooden pad a mass of solder applied to form a wiped joint.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of wipe.


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  • These are serious motives that are led by two leaders, Ahmadinejad in Iran and also Nasrallah, of course, in Lebanon, both of which are engaged in doing what they call wiping Israel off the map.

    CNN Transcript Jul 23, 2006

  • Data wiping is already supported by using the LAWMO (Lock And Wipe Management Object), but to fully support the enterprise data management, implementation is required both on the device side (LAWMO client) and on the server side (LAWMO server) – corporate data (documents, contacts, certificates, etc.) must be tagged as such when they are stored on the device and then the LAWMO implementation needs to find those tagged documents/items and delete them upon performing a data wipe operation.

    Wanted: One Mobile Device, for a 24/7 Life

  • (At least, before the machinations of the Western powers succeeded in wiping Yugoslavia off the map).

    Matthew Yglesias » Europe: A Continent Full of Lovely Countries

  • Together, we can make a difference in wiping out a preventable killer and giving millions a shot at life.

    Dr. Orin Levine: Pneumonia's Final Verse

  • Most politicians aren't interested in wiping out the health insurance industry, and most of the public isn't clamoring for them to do so.

    Obama sells out (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • So ... what's up with the despair and brain wiping, Rusty?

    Pony Positive Day Two

  • The Indian tribes werent a serene happy peaceful people, they were just as interested in wiping out the neighbouring tribe as any other ethnicity/race in other parts of the world.

    New World Apocalypse, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • "" "Most politicians aren't interested in wiping out the health insurance industry, and most of the public isn't clamoring for them to do so." ""

    Obama sells out (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • I strongly believe in wiping out as often as it takes.

    faceplant, facepalm

  • I think it is gradually being accepted now, and if we work for its acceptance instead of constantly watching and fearing the criminals, I believe we shall succeed-not in wiping out crime but in maintaining some kind of tolerable international society.

    Power and Responsibility


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