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starlight tour

starlight tour
 n.— «In the case of the men beaten in Stanley Park, police believed they were dealing drugs but couldn’t prove it. Richardson said they took the men on a so-called starlight tour to teach them a lesson the courts wouldn’t.» —“Vancouver police chief defends law that allows starlight tours” by Amy Carmichael in Vancouver, B.C. Canadian Press Jan. 21, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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