Cinderella Book: [CMU] N. "Introduction To Automata Theory, Languages, And Computation", By John Hopcroft And Jeffrey Ullman, (Addison-Wesley, 1979).

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:Cinderella Book: [CMU] n. "Introduction to Automata Theory,
Languages, and Computation", by John Hopcroft and Jeffrey Ullman,
(Addison-Wesley, 1979). So called because the cover depicts a girl
(putatively Cinderella) sitting in front of a Rube Goldberg device
and holding a rope coming out of it. On the back cover, the device
is in shambles after she has (inevitably) pulled on the rope. See
also {{book titles}}.
-- The AI Hackers Dictionary