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 n.— «The two are known as “ghosts,” in police parlance, or undercover officers whose job is to keep an eye on and provide back-up to a third undercover officer who is doing the buy-and-bust work.» —“Man Shot Dead by Police on Lafayette” The Local (Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York) July 11, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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