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cursor dipped in X
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jargon The metaphorical source of the electronic equivalent
of a poisoned-pen letter. Derived from English metaphors of
the form "pen dipped in X" (where X = e.g. "acid", "bile",
"vitriol"). These map over neatly to this hackish usage (the
cursor being what moves, leaving letters behind, when one is
composing on-line).