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pin-hook
 v.— «The Charleston officials warned buyers not to purchase the cattle that they were “hot” but a “pin-hooker” (a buyer outside regular channels) purchased the three head.…The pinhooker who made the purchase and the person selling the cattle are both liable for criminal action.» —“Suspect in Cattle Thefts is Arrested at McArthurh” in Gallipolis Athens Messenger (Ohio) Dec. 10, 1951. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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