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circus gold
 n.Gloss: elephant dung. «Monday’s elephant strut, complete with little piles of what Ringling insiders affectionately call “circus gold,” was designed to whet appetites to see the new show, which debuts nationally in Tampa and continues for the next two years in other locations.» —“Circus Comes To Town, With Some Trunks In Tow” by Sherri Ackerman Tampa Tribune (Florida) Jan. 1, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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