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lint: [from UNIX's `lint(1)', named for the bits of fluff it
   supposedly picks from programs] 1. vt. To examine a program closely
   for style, language usage, and portability problems, esp. if
   in C, esp. if via use of automated analysis tools, most esp. if
   the UNIX utility `lint(1)' is used.  This term used to be
   restricted to use of `lint(1)' itself, but (judging by
   references on USENET) it has become a shorthand for desk check
   at some non-UNIX shops, even in languages other than C.  Also as
   v. delint.  2. n. Excess verbiage in a document, as in "This
   draft has too much lint".