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 for Archimedes
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Archimedes \Ar`chi*me"des\, n. (Paleon.)
     An extinct genus of Bryzoa characteristic of the
     subcarboniferous rocks. Its form is that of a screw.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: Greek mathematician and physicist noted for his work in
           hydrostatics and mechanics and geometry (287-212 BC)

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      The world's first RISC microcomputer, available only in the British
      Commonwealth and europe. Built in 1987 in Great Britain by Acorn Computers,
      it was legendary for its use of the ARM-2 microprocessor as a CPU. Many a
      novice hacker in the Commonwealth first learnt his or her skills on the
      Archimedes, since it was specifically designed for use in schools and
      educational institutions. Owners of Archimedes machines are often still
      treated with awe and reverence. Familiarly, ?archi?.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Acorn Archimedes
      A family of microcomputers produced by Acorn
     Computers, Cambridge, UK.  The Archimedes, launched in June
     1987, was the first RISC based personal computer
     (predating Apple Computer's Power Mac by some seven
     years).  It uses the Advanced RISC Machine (ARM) processor
     and includes Acorn's multitasking operating system and
     graphical user interface, RISC OS on ROM, along with an
     interpreter for Acorn's enhanced BASIC, BASIC V.
     The Archimedes was designed as the successor to Acorn's
     sucessful BBC Microcomputer series and includes some
     backward compatibility and a 6502 emulator.  Several
     utilities are included free on disk (later in ROM) such as a
     text editor, paint and draw programs.  Software emulators
     are also available for the IBM PC as well as add-on Intel
     processor cards.
     There have been several series of Archimedes: A300, A400,
     A3000, A5000, A4000 and RISC PC.
     Usenet FAQ
     Archive site list
     ftp://micros.hensa.ac.uk/)">HENSA archive (ftp://micros.hensa.ac.uk/).  Stuttgart
     ftp://ftp.uni-stuttgart.de/pub/systems/acorn)">archive (ftp://ftp.uni-stuttgart.de/pub/systems/acorn).
     See also Crisis Software, Warm Silence Software.

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