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 n.— «A section of Greyhound’s “Transportation of Illegal Aliens” guidelines that deals with how to identify an immigrant smuggler cautions em ployees to be on the lookout for people who use the Spanish word pollito —the diminutive form of pollo, or chicken, what smugglers call their clients—in addition to other terms.» —“Bus company policy irks Latino groups” by Leslie Berestein, Norma de la Vega Union-Tribune (San Diego, California) Sept. 23, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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