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

  microfortnight
   n.
  
      1/1000000 of the fundamental unit of time in the Furlong/Firkin/Fortnight
      system of measurement; 1.2096 sec. (A furlong is 1/8th of a mile; a firkin
      is 9 imperial gallons; the mass unit of the system is taken to be a firkin
      of water). The VMS operating system has a lot of tuning parameters that you
      can set with the SYSGEN utility, and one of these is TIMEPROMPTWAIT, the
      time the system will wait for an operator to set the correct date and time
      at boot if it realizes that the current value is bogus. This time is
      specified in microfortnights!
  
      Multiple uses of the millifortnight (about 20 minutes) and nanofortnight
      have also been reported.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  microfortnight
  
     One millionth of the fundamental unit of time in the
     Furlong/Firkin/Fortnight system of measurement; 1.2096 sec.
     (A furlong is 1/8th of a mile; a firkin is 1/4th of a barrel;
     the mass unit of the system is taken to be a firkin of water).
  
     The VMS operating system has a lot of tuning parameters that
     you can set with the SYSGEN utility, and one of these is
     TIMEPROMPTWAIT, the time the system will wait for an operator
     to set the correct date and time at boot if it realises that
     the current value is bogus.  This time is specified in
     microfortnights!
  
     Multiple uses of the millifortnight (about 20 minutes) and
     nanofortnight have also been reported.
  

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