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smurfing

smurfing  n.— «Because tellers have become more suspicious of transactions just under $10,000, the size of the launderer’s deposits is going down steadily, to $7,000 and even $5,000. The smaller the amounts, the more herculean the task...

supermarionation

supermarionation  n.— «I’m trying to remember a children’s show called “Fireball XL-5.” What can you tell me about it? A. NBC had that show from October 1963 through September 1965 for 39 episodes. The show was done with...

supermarionation

supermarionation
 n.— «Thunderbirds Are Go….Supermarionation. Technicolor.» —in advert. Post (Frederick, Md.) Nov. 7, 1968. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

telltale

telltale  n.— «There’s less clutter on the faces of the tach and speedo since the idiot lights (Chevrolet refers to them as “telltales”) have been moved to a space between the two major gauges.» —“Driving the C6 Shows it...

murderabilia

murderabilia  n.— «He wants to use the sales as the first test case of a state law against criminals profiteering from the marketing of personal artifacts, which range from artwork to hair strands. He refers to it such memorabilia as...

noofter

noofter  n.— «Ray asks him pretty soon after they meet whether Jim is a “noofter.”….Jim thinks he rather might be, but the writer’s deft plot spine concentrates on Ray gradually coming around to the idea that he might be...

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