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pirata
 n.— «Also known as bandit taxis, gypsy cabs or piratas—Spanish for “pirates”—they take business away from licensed cabbies, depress bus ridership and pose safety risks for passengers, officials say.» —“Illegal Taxis Keep On Rolling” by Caitlin Liu Los Angeles Times Nov. 22, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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