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stove pipe

stove pipe v. to develop, or be developed, in an isolated environment; to solve narrow goals or meet specific needs in a way not readily compatible with other systems. Also attrib. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

stove pipe

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...

stove pipe

stove pipe  v.— «Each of these systems is supplied by different manufacturers with particular and typically focused disciplines. The various systems get “stove piped” and opportunities resolved within their discipline and...

stove pipe

stove pipe  v.— «In short, Apple had the sort of confusion present at most older organizations, where databases grew up with stove-piped or isolated islands of proprietary automation.» —“In The New Era Of Systems Architecture, Apple...

rat

rat  n.— «State officials who are seeking to find pork-filled amendments say they are currently on “rat patrol.” Legislators sometimes disagree whether a bill is a rat or simply represents an effort to help someone who has been...

mama put

mama put  n.— «We asked the chief who hails from Iviukwe in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State if he visits these eateries popularly called “mama put” in Nigerian parlance. His words: “Yes, even now I like...