n.— «Israelis call it “haltura,” slang for a cross between make-do ingenuity, shoddy amateurism and moonlighting, with a dash of disdain for the letter of the law thrown in.» —“Culture of Improvisation Buoys, Bogs Down Israelis” by Mark Heinrich in Tel Aviv, Israel Reuters June 27, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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