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 n.— «For many of Ms. Scavo’s regulars—the eBay resellers, the pickers (who sell their finds to other dealers or designers and decorators) and the obsessive collectors—the sales are indeed fun, but also cutthroat. As they do throughout the region, dealers who come to her events have been known to hire sleepers, who arrive as early as two nights before to reserve the first spots in line.» —“No Such Thing as Junk” by Susan Dominus New York Times Mar. 5, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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