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dop system
 n.— «Experts say the culture of drinking is the legacy of exploitation by white farmers. In the past, workers were routinely given wine in lieu of pay, a practice known as the “dop system.” This was banned in the 1920s, but remained widespread until apartheid’s demise in 1994.» —“South Africa’s vineyards hide the dregs of an alcoholic society” by David Blair in Stellenbosch, South Africa Telegraph (U.K.) Mar. 27, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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