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/glark/ To figure something out from context. "The System III
manuals are pretty poor, but you can generally glark the
meaning from context." Interestingly, the word was originally
"glork"; the context was "This gubblick contains many
nonsklarkish English flutzpahs, but the overall pluggandisp
can be glorked [sic] from context" (David Moser, quoted by
Douglas Hofstadter in his "Metamagical Themas" column in the
January 1981 "Scientific American"). It is conjectured that
hackish usage mutated the verb to "glark" because glork was
already an established jargon term.