hawasim
 n.— «According to residents of the area, hundreds of tanks have been purchased from civilians, Al-Hawasim gangs [a term used by Iraqis to refer to the thieves well-nourished during and after the last war, which was named Al-Hawasim by the former regime], or the foreign forces.» —by Mushriq Abbas, Nasir al-Ali Al-Nahdah (Iraq) Mar. 15, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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