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hardware

the electrical circuits and electromechanical devices that make up a COMPUTER system, including the CPU (central processing unit), DISK DRIVES, keyboard, and VDU (visual display unit).
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'I am perfectly willing to act as business manager to the Franco-Midland Hardware Company, Limited, at a minimum salary of L500."
And in the door of the hardware store the man who had come a thousand miles to fill an appointment, uncertain almost to absurdity, with the friend of his youth, smoked his cigar and waited.
Cutter went out behind the hardware store, put up a target, practised for an hour or so, and then went home.
Most knights would have thought of nothing but getting his armor; but so I got his bandanna, he could keep his hardware, for all of me.
He had virtually retired from the wholesale hardware trade before he built Stone Lodge, and was now looking about for a suitable opportunity of making an arithmetical figure in Parliament.