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stove pipe
 v.— «“There are a lot of data processing systems out on Navy bases and stations,” he said. “But they’re, for lack of a better word, stove-pipe systems that found one specific application and solved that problem very efficiently.”» —“A review is last hurdle for BASIS” by Brad Bass Government Computer News June 5, 1987. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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