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twirling baton

(graphics)twirling baton - The overstrike sequence -/|\-/|\- which produces an animated twirling baton. If you output it with a single backspace between characters, the baton spins in place. If you output the sequence BS SP between characters, the baton spins from left to right. If you output BS SP BS BS between characters, the batton spins from right to left.

The twirling baton was a popular component of animated signature files on the pioneering PLATO educational time-sharing system. The "archie" Internet service is perhaps the best-known baton program today; it uses the twirling baton as an idler indicating that the program is working on a query.
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Twinkling
twinkly
Twinleaf
Twinlike
Twinling
Twinned
Twinner
Twinning
Twinning axis
Twins
Twinter
twip
Twire
Twire-pipe
Twirl
twirler
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twirlingly
twirp
Twist
twist around
twist bit
twist drill
twist wood
Twiste
Twisted
Twisted curve
twisted pair
twisted pair only
Twisted surface
twisted-horn
Twister
Twistical
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