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 for Bit my bit
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bit \Bit\ (Computers) [binary digit.]
     1. the smallest unit of information, equivalent to a choice
        between two alternatives, as yes or no; on or off.
     2. (Computers) the physical representation of a bit of
        information in a computer memory or a data storage medium.
        Within a computer circuit a bit may be represented by the
        state of a current or an electrical charge; in a magnetic
        storage medium it may be represented by the direction of
        magnetization; on a punched card or on paper tape it may
        be represented by the presence or absence of a hole at a
        particular point on the card or tape.
     Bit my bit, piecemeal. --Pope.
        [1913 Webster]

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