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 n.— «In the leaked testimony, Mr Kerviel even spoke of a technique called “mattressing,” the term used by other traders and managers at the bank to hide their results.» —“Custom and practice, or a man with a lot to prove?” by John O’Doherty Financial Times (United Kingdom) Feb. 1, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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