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bootlegging

boohtle ging

  • n  the act of making or transporting alcoholic liquor for sale illegally
    the Prohibition amendment made bootlegging profitable
  • n  the act of selling illegally or without permission
    the bootlegging of videotapes is common in Asia
  • v  sell illicit products such as drugs or alcohol
    They were bootlegging whiskey
  • v  produce or distribute illegally

  • Lucky assumed control of the dead man's lottery business, while Maranzano seized his bootlegging turf.
  • Detroit, which has little bootlegging, has lost 30 dealers in the last year.
  • Encouraged, Sheriff Treloar admitted on the stand that he had rapped Daniel once to make him behave after his arrest for bootlegging and speeding, and that in the jail he had .
Quotes

  • Al Capone in Wednesday Journal
    When I sell liquor, it's called bootlegging,Capone complained. "But when my patrons serve it on silver trays on Lake Shore Drive, it's called hospitality."
  • Amy Ray in Billboard
    We don't mind it at all,Ray says. "Like for us, it's all just getting it out there and building the community. It's fun and like when people were bootlegging shows in the old days."
  • Keith Peterson in National Post
    The task force will look at everything from whether there should be liquor stores, to limitations on permits, to increasing bootlegging fines, to putting more resources into alcohol treatment centres,Mr. Peterson said, adding that the...

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