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 for octal forty
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  octal forty
   /ok'tl for?tee/, n.
      Hackish way of saying ?I'm drawing a blank.? Octal 40 is the ASCII space
      character, 0100000; by an odd coincidence, hex 40 (01000000) is the {
      EBCDIC space character. See wall.

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