Worms like Conficker not only ricochet around the Internet at lightning speed, they harness infected computers into unified systems called botnets, which can then accept programming instructions from their clandestine masters.
From Midwest to M.T.A., Pain From Global Gamble
David A. Caputo, the president of Pace University, has ricocheted from one crisis to another.
By CHARLES DUHIGG and CARTER DOUGHERTY
Wisconsin schools and New York subways are among the players in a financial fiasco that has ricocheted globally.
"ricochet words" in which the repeated element is modified: chit-chat, roly-poly, shilly-shally.
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Clandestine Operations at Google
Slashdot - USA
eldavojohn writes "The San Francisco Chronicle is running an interesting story about Google's involvement with the CIA, NSA, NOAA and several other agencies ...
rich fashionable people who travel around the world enjoying themselves
She spends the summer jet-setting around the fashionable European resorts.
noun [C] INFORMAL
a member of the jet set
adjective [before noun]
a jet-setting millionaire
planned or done in secret, especially describing something that is not officially allowed:
The group held weekly clandestine meetings in a church.
He has been having a clandestine affair with his secretary for three years.
She undertook several clandestine operations for the CIA.
|Short and plump.|
|Synonyms:||pudgy, tubby, dumpy|
|Usage:||He went about in fear and trembling of the fat roly-poly puppy who was unafraid of his snarl.|
━━ v. （～ed , ric・o・chet・ted ）, n. 跳ねて［水を切って］飛ぶ（こと）; 跳弾（する）, はね飛ぶ ((off)).
ricochet(rĭk'ə-shā', rĭk'ə-shā') intr.v., -cheted (-shād'), -chet·ing (-shā'ĭng), -chets (-shāz').
To rebound at least once from a surface.
The act or an instance of ricocheting.
[French, from Old French, give-and-take.]
If a ball or bullet ricochets, it hits a surface and bounces away from it at an angle:
The ball ricocheted off the goalkeeper and into the net.
He was hit by a ricochet from a stray bullet.