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encajuelados
 n.— «Cadavers found wrapped in blankets are “encobijados,” the stuffed-into-blanket ones; “enteipados” are the taped-up ones; those stuffed into trunks are “encajuelados”; or if no prints can be tolerated, the victim is “incinerado” in the interior of a car.» —“On the border with Mexico, the dead, detained and disappeared” by Victor Clark Alfaro in Tijuana, Mexico Athens News (Ohio) June 3, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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