crawler crawler

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
  2. (n) a person who crawls or creeps along the ground
  3. (n) terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers

Usage(s):

  1. He revealed a second part of his strategy through his acquisition from Looksmart of the curiously named Grub, an open source distributed search crawler index.
  2. And the tower's heights are unlimited, while the crawler can rise no higher than 35 stories without danger of toppling.
  3. A 50-ton crawler bulldozer was stolen from a Chicago-area dealer and hauled away on a weekend, when this kind of equipment is forbidden on the highways.

News

  1. Silicon Valley Wants to Come Clean on Government Spy Requests

    In a letter to to the attorney general and the FBI director, the head lawyer for the world's leading information crawler has asked the U.S. government for permission to publish the number of top-secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act requests it receives from the nation's spy agencies and beyond each year. It represented a shot across the bow from Silicon Valley, or at least an attempt to ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire

  2. Google Wants to Come Clean About Spying for the Feds

    In a letter posted to Google's company blog Tuesday afternoon and addressed to the attorney general and the FBI director hours earlier, the head lawyer for the world's leading information crawler has asked the U.S. government for permission to publish the number of top-secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act requests it receives from the nation's spy agencies and beyond each year. ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "The president does not view this as a humanitarian mission with a life cycle of a month," Biden told the crowd, according to a pool report of the event. "This will still be on our radar screen long after it's off the crawler at CNN. This is...
    on Jan 16, 2010 By: Joe Biden Source: The Hill (blog)

  2. "Riding the crawler last night was absolutely fantastic," said Cmdr. Ken Ham.
    on Apr 22, 2010 By: Ken Ham Source: UPI.com

  3. "The perpetrator may be a client, he may be a kerb crawler," said Mr Gull. "However insignificant, I would encourage them to get into contact with us."
    on Dec 13, 2006 By: Stewart Gull Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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