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 n.— «The troopers man the weigh stations to keep you and the truckers safe. Their job gets even tougher when they’re battling a Web site called Coopsareopen.com. Truck drivers use the term “coops” for weigh stations because of old laws for weighing trucks that hauled chickens across the country. The site shows truckers how to dodge the scales by detailing detours around weigh stations.» —“Truckers Avoid Weigh Stations By ‘Dodging The Scales’” by KXAN-TV in Austin, Texas MSNBC Feb. 18, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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