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trapo
 n.— «In theory, at least, Mrs Aquino has declared her political debts either paid or cancelled: Kabisig can now provide a platform for cleaner forms of political ambition than those of the trapos.» —“Philippines; At arm’s length” in Manila Economist (U.K.) June 16, 1990. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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