runes1. Anything that requires heavy wizardry or black art to parse: core dumps, JCL commands, APL or code in a language you haven't a clue how to read. Not quite as bad as line noise, but close. Compare casting the runes, Great Runes. 2. Special display characters (for example, the high-half graphics on an IBM PC). [Jargon File]
RUNCIBLE ♦ run commands ♦ runes ♦ runic ♦ run-length encoding ♦ Run Length Limited
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