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hawasim
 n.— «Some of his customers, he said, are hawasim, looters who took part in the rampant plundering of government buildings, banks, Iraqi army bases and businesses after the war.» —“Baghdad Real Estate Sizzles Amid Chaos” by Peter Y. Hong in Baghdad, Iraq Los Angeles Times July 19, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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