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lynching
 n.— «The hostile crowd that confronted a lone Modesto police officer and his police dog early Sunday threw glass bottles at the officer, and one suspect punched him in the face, according to details released by police Tuesday. […] When the officer tried to arrest the man, some people pulled the man out of the officer’s control, said Findlen. Three suspects were charged with “lynching,” a term for removing a suspect from police custody.» —“Officer hit in face, taunted, police say” by Leslie Albrecht Modesto Bee (California) Apr. 1, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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