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stovepipe
 n.— «Mr. Rapport urged Secretary Rumsfeld to bypass traditional procurement bottlenecks and what the industry refers to as “stovepipes” to seek out and avail himself of the capabilities of small defense contractors.» —“Department of Defense Letter Highlights Capabilities of Specialty Contractors” in New York BusinessWire July 28, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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