shibboleth


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shibboleth

A practice that distinguishes a group of insiders from outsiders based on the outsiders’ mispronunciation of key words (e.g., prostrate for prostate).
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Richard Quinn had Shibboleth up with the pace from the start and once he quickened into the lead at the two furlong marker, nothing could live with him.
FORECAST: 6-4 Valentino, 7-4 Shibboleth, 6-1 Nice One Clare, 10-1 Tumbleweed Ridge, Reel Buddy, 20-1 Smart Ridge.
The way to tell that "human error" has achieved the status of a risk management shibboleth is by the irrational way we all respond to these words.
DENVER -- Fischer International Identity announces free access to its cloud-based Shibboleth Identity Provider (IdP) federation solution for qualified institutions.
Support for Athens and Shibboleth authentication provides convenient and secure access for remote users to their institution's IEEE Xplore subscription.
Your new shibboleth of ``public safety'' is as meaningless as your previous use of words such as ``quality education'' and ``healthy children.
The assortment of dictionaries at desk informs me that the Hebrew word shibboleth can be used to refer to a stream, a flood or an ear of corn.
Razyana's other sons include Eagle Eyed (Arlington Classic-Gr2), Shibboleth (Criterion S-Gr3) and the Group-placed Anziyan, all by Danzig.
The Internet2 Shibboleth Project is a collaborative effort to build an inter-institutional standard for authentication, wherein each user's home campus is responsible for original authentication (For more information, head to www.
Flexibility, the shibboleth of Orthodoxy and the plague of Prorestantism, is also a consequence of the papal Magisterium (official teaching authority) which, as even the most liberal Catholics recognize, makes change possible without fracturing the Church.
Henry Cecil's Shibboleth was a more expected supplementary entry today, having already been quoted at 3-1 with the Tote.
RICHARD QUINN rode a brilliant race on Shibboleth to win the Criterion Stakes at Newmarket.