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 v.— «Along the way, she bums a nickel here, a quarter there. The kids call it “spanging”—begging spare change. It is how they buy food and coffee and cigarettes without selling themselves or drugs.…She tries to spange a few quarters, thinking maybe she can muster enough for a cheap hotel room, or at least a cup of hot coffee and something to eat.» —“The Greenhouse Prom & The Paperbag Princess” by Bryan Smith Oregonian (Portland, Oregon) July 17, 1994. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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