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 n.— «You see them everywhere, huddled together in doorways and outside buildings—whatever the weather, giving their lungs their nicotine “snack.” They are Britain’s smoking employees, now dubbed “snoutcasts.” Since a ban on smoking in offices, as well as in bars and restaurants, took effect last July, they have had nowhere else to go.» —“All the right smoke signals?” by Rhymer Rigby Financial Times (United Kingdom) Feb. 19, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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