Obsolete. 1. On an MIT space-cadet keyboard, use of all four of the shifting
keys (control, meta, hyper, and super) while typing a character key.
2. On a Stanford or MIT keyboard in raw mode, use of four shift keys while
typing a fifth character, where the four shift keys are the control and meta
keys on *both* sides of the keyboard. This was very difficult to do! One
accepted technique was to press the left-control and left-meta keys with your
left hand, the right-control and right-meta keys with your right hand, and the
fifth key with your nose.
Quadruple-bucky combinations were very seldom used in practice, because when one
invented a new command one usually assigned it to some character that was easier
to type. If you want to imply that a program has ridiculously many commands or
features, you can say something like: "Oh, the command that makes it spin the
tapes while whistling Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is quadruple-bucky-cokebottle."
See double bucky, bucky bits, cokebottle.
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