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 n.— «Lanni courts the casino’s best clients—”whales,” in industry parlance—taking semiannual trips to Hong Kong, Taipei, Shanghai and Singapore, where he hosts as many as three dinners in one night.» —“Harrah’s, MGM Mirage Duel for Supremacy on the Las Vegas Strip” by Adam Levy, Jeannine DeFoe Bloomberg.com Mar. 2, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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