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bot 1

also bott  (bŏt)
1. The parasitic larva of a botfly.
2. bots(used with a sing. or pl. verb) A disease of mammals, especially cattle and horses, caused by infestation of the stomach or intestines with botfly larvae.

[Middle English, probably of Low German origin.]

bot 2

1. A software program, such as a spider, that performs automated tasks on the internet.
2. A software program that imitates the behavior of a human, as in participating in chatroom or IRC discussions.
3. Informal A robot.

[Short for robot.]


(Veterinary Science) (functioning as singular) a digestive disease of horses and some other animals caused by the presence of botfly larvae in the stomach
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This is what she wrote about a boy by the name of Stephen Dowling Bots that fell down a well and was drownded:
Some said the sheep would have had the Bots anyhow.
Munny, me want half-a-toun in my bots," said Totty.
Michael's, Tal- bot county, Maryland, when I left there; and if he is still alive, he very probably lives there now; and if so, he is now, as he was then, as highly esteemed and as much respected as though his guilty soul had not been stained with his brother's blood.
Elizabeth was awakened from the trance created by this scene, and by gazing in that unusual manner at the bot tom of the lake, be the hoarse sounds of Benjamin’s voice, and the dashing of oars, as the heavier boat of the seine-drawers approached the spot where the canoe lay, dragging after it the folds of the net.
B-o-t, bot, t-i-n, tin, bottin, n-e-y, ney, bottinney, noun substantive, a knowledge of plants.
From this cause, and from the man great angular fragments, tracking the boats became bot dangerous and laborious
However, it seems those pesky bots have become too clever for their own good, and have missed the obvious.
ai's new platform has features for supporting bot-to-bot communication via universal bots, enabling better natural language processing (NLP), facilitating deeper understanding of bot performance, and delivering greater efficiencies in terms of handling multiple intents in a single sentence or more intuitive user interface.
Grinch bots cannot be allowed to steal Christmas, or dollars, from the wallets of New Yorkers, said Schumer.
Grinch bots cannot be allowed to steal Christmas, or dollars," Senator Charles Schumer said in a recent release.
Distil found bots -- automated programs or scripts programmed to perform very specific tasks at the request of their architect -- most likely deployed for one or more reasons over last-year's holiday season, performing various tasks: