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 for molly-guard
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  molly-guard
   /mol'ee?gard/, n.
  
      [University of Illinois] A shield to prevent tripping of some Big Red
      Switch by clumsy or ignorant hands. Originally used of the plexiglass
      covers improvised for the BRS on an IBM 4341 after a programmer's toddler
      daughter (named Molly) frobbed it twice in one day. Later generalized to
      covers over stop/reset switches on disk drives and networking equipment. In
      hardware catalogues, you'll see the much less interesting description ?
      guarded button?.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  molly-guard
  
     /mol'ee-gard/ [University of Illinois] A shield to prevent
     tripping of some Big Red Switch by clumsy or ignorant hands.
     Originally used of the plexiglass covers improvised for the
     BRS on an IBM 4341 after a programmer's toddler daughter
     (named Molly) frobbed it twice in one day.  Later generalised
     to covers over stop/reset switches on disk drives and
     networking equipment.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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