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 n.— «The men working for the security companies, while reluctant to talk in public, have their own online chat-rooms, where they exchange views on what they refer to as “the sandpit”—Iraq.» —“Iraq’s hired hands under fire as the pot of gold starts to run low” by Ewen MacAskill, Richard Norton-Taylor Guardian (United Kingdom) Sept. 22, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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