clock
 v.— «Prosecutor Christopher Batty said Butt bought high-mileage cars from motor auctions and had the mileages considerably reduced enabling him to sell the cars at an inflated price, a practice known as “clocking.” He said that between September 2005 and July 2006 Butt sold nine “clocked” cars and six more were ready for sale.» —“Car dealer jailed for ‘clocking’ vehicles” by Steve Wright Telegraph & Argus (Bradford, United Kingdom) Apr. 11, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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