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asbestos longjohns n.

Notional garments donned by Usenet posters just before emitting a remark they expect will elicit flamage. This is the most common of the asbestos coinages. Also `asbestos underwear', `asbestos overcoat', etc.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

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