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 n.— «Exercise rider Emanuel Davy never asked her for anything during the work, conducted around a triple set of orange traffic cones, commonly referred to as dogs.» —“Badge of Silver debuts for Frankel” by David Grening in Elmont, N.Y MSNBC Oct. 15, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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