from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Transacted, given, or sold illicitly.
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- adj. Illicit, obtained or sold furtively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. done or sold illicitly and secretly
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Specialist erotica presses such as Circlet now give respectable publication and distribution to frank erotica, which would have been strictly under-the-counter stuff fifty years ago, and many paranormal romances include explicit erotic passages that would once have given librarians fits.
My stove is a Viking and I have under-the-counter refrigerator drawers, so when I get into my little U, I don't ever have to leave.
Little wonder that "The President's Daughter" became an under-the-counter best seller.
Health campaigners insist they should, believing this will reduce the number of young people smoking, while those who run convenience shops oppose the move, saying it will cost up to £1,000 to remove the displays and to fit under-the-counter trays to hold tobacco products.
My darling wife would not countenance regular breast pumps, which I also knew absolutely nothing about, but as I understand it, are sold under-the-counter and out of normal human view in many drug stores... access being granted only after mumbling a password and confirming the secret handshake.
That the Lib Dems are a party in their own right, and will not be engaging in "under-the-counter deals" with the Big Two:
She thinks "under-the-counter" would be a more appropriate description — a measure of the distrust between the industry and European regulators. firstname.lastname@example.org
That the Lib Dems are a party in their own right, and will not be engaging in "under-the-counter deals" with the Big Two.
"Where it's going to fit is pretty fundamental too – a traditional under-the-counter machine or built-in somewhere," he adds.
● Pick a machine to match your home: go for a traditional under-the-counter model, or choose a built-in version.