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macing
 n.— «Former Allegheny County Sheriff Pete DeFazio was following a western Pennsylvania political tradition when he coerced employees to contribute to his campaigns.…After all, this was the way they always did it around here: employees either backed their bosses and paid up, or they were harassed and threatened and sent off to work in some county Siberia.…Judgment day has come for the party bosses of western Pennsylvania, who continue the practice known as macing. The U.S. attorney in Pittsburgh has seen to that.» —“Judgment day” Beaver County Times, Allegheny Times (Pennsylvania) Nov. 26, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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