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  • n. Plural form of vanload.


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  • He informed Phil and his listeners that earlier today, someone was bringing in vanloads of non-English-speaking Mexicans with no identification to one of the Nashville early voting locations.

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  • In the ancient Khan al-Khalili Bazaar, I saw vanloads of government thugs waiting to attack demonstrators.

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  • They just do their best to figure out where we end up each night, and then come to meet us wherever that is with a few vanloads of terrible food and juiceboxes making it even more like summer camp and messages from our family and the kinds of mundane supplies you don't think about the disaster-struck needing until you're one of them: tampons, toothbrushes, blister cream.

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  • According to Frank Rapier, director of the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, highway patrol officers in hot spots like eastern Tennessee routinely stop vanloads of people returning from Florida with fresh stockpiles of prescription drugs.

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  • The trick: Spending three months excavating the thing and tediously sneaking vanloads of dirt past the thousands of workers in the busy urban area above.

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  • They took three vanloads of bones, some of them crushed and broken, back to the museum to be reassembled into a skeleton.

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  • The Alexandria site, one of three that have opened in the United States so far, has drawn vanloads of people from across the eastern United States.

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  • I'd heard they'd hit a rough patch -- Marc losing hours at work and Marcy pulling double-shifts at the hospital to make all the ends meet -- but I never once imagined that the intermittent vanloads of stuff leaving the house these last few weeks signified any more than just your standard spring cleaning.

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  • After beating up a lawyer who questioned the officers (he was hospitalized for a week), they confiscated two vanloads of documents — including the founding charters of three Hermitage-owned holding companies.

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  • Well before the state-run agency opened that morning, officials from churches and refugee resettlement agencies had transported several vanloads of Asian and African applicants from Nashville.

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