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snivel gear

snivel gear
 n.— «Not having to carry extra gear, such as field jackets or rain gear, lightens the load. “Backpacks will no longer be needed except for food, extra ammo and water,” he said. “We’re actually going to carry just mission-specific items and none of what we call “snivel gear.” So we don’t have our cold weather gear, our wet weather suits, our chemical-biological protection—it’s all integrated into one suit.”» —“Army Dreams Of Grunt Of The Future” by United States Department of Defense FDCH Regulatory Intelligence Database May 15, 2001. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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