[Bug 14194] New: specific word makes gdict CPU usage go wild

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           Summary: specific word makes gdict CPU usage go wild
           Product: Ubuntu
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: i386
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: gnome-utils
        AssignedTo: seb128 at ubuntu.com
        ReportedBy: n.nunes at uea.ac.uk
         QAContact: desktop-bugs at lists.ubuntu.com

This is not a very serious bug, but definitely weird behaviour.

Looking up the word 'reprieve' makes gdict take up all the CPU time it can get.
top reports >95% CPU time. Changing to a different word brings down CPU usage to
normal levels. On the other hand, closing the dictionary window while showing
the results for 'reprieve' keeps CPU usage high.

This also happens if you mistype the word (repreive) and then click on the
correct spelling from the spellings list.

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