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1. [Fidonet] A large batch of messages that
a store-and-forward network is failing to forward when it should.
Often used in the phrase "Fido coughed up a hairball today",
meaning that the stuck messages have just come unstuck, producing a
flood of mail where there had previously been drought. 2. An
unmanageably huge mass of source code. "JWZ thought the Mozilla
effort bogged down because the code was a huge hairball." 3. Any
large amount of garbage coming out suddenly. "Sendmail is coughing
up a hairball, so expect some slowness accessing the
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.