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  • v. The practice within the intelligence community of assigning to agents non-intelligence or military jobs in order to disguise their source agency.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as sheep-wash.


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  • And one sees this only after having been removed from the sheep-dip that is American corporate media submersion.

    Steven Weber: The Parallactic View

  • The first known example of moral dilemma and self was one Elmer Tug, a ripe Anglo-Saxon sheep dipper who one day didn't know where his boots ended and the sheep-dip began.

    How To Find Yourself (or a reasonable facsimile)

  • Mainly they seemed irreproachably mature, men who might easily have other jobs as engineers, or sales executives in a regional weed killer and sheep-dip firm.

    Rolling World Cup nostalgia is the only sporting show in town

  • They prefer the horse-race photo finish to the sheep-dip of details.

    Betting That Substance Sells

  • Experience tells me, though, that learners certainly opt out of various media when they're poorly chosen (inappropriate for the learning), poorly implemented (talking down, lecturing, fatuous), or poorly administered (mindless administrivia, useless recordkeeping, or mandatory sheep-dip).

    Same old story

  • The show will follow the adventures of Shaun and the rest of his flock as they join in with his madcap schemes, including synchronised swimming in the sheep-dip and dressing up as a scarecrow.

    Archive 2004-09-26

  • They have gotten rid of outside tutelage, while retaining the best of Italy (the food and the espresso, though even an ardent fan cannot praise the wine, which tastes like sheep-dip), the best of England (pedestrian traffic in Asmara is directed by modest but efficient Girl Scouts wearing white ankle socks), and most of the useful contacts with Ethiopia.

    African Gothic

  • The rules were strict: no undue flushing, and plenty of sheep-dip disinfectant.

    The Thorn Birds

  • MacLeod mustered some of the chaps at the pub and we threw the whole lot of those Dagos into the horse trough, women too, and tipped a few gallons of sheep-dip into it.

    The Thorn Birds

  • If she put her fingers in her mouth the taste was indescribable, foul and dark like sheep-dip; in desperation she spat on her handkerchief and rubbed herself raw until she got rid of the worst of it.

    The Thorn Birds


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