paraphernalia :

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pe ruh fuh nayl yuh

  • n  equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.

  • To satisfy this requirement, the DEA model contains a 55-word definition of "paraphernalia," describes in detail dozens of pieces of equipment that would qualify as paraphernalia .
  • The Reich stuff Nazi paraphernalia adorns the Tse bar, a far-right hangout in the Mongolian capital.
  • In the argot of the drug world, it is "paraphernalia": the necessary accouterments to merchandising heroin.
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  • Mike Huckabee in Forbes
    All I know is this, if I had that much money, that many consultants, that many employees, that many different headquarters, that much paraphernalia, I might be running as far behind as he is,Huckabee said. "A lot of people have realized...
  • Sandy Alderson in
    During my time in Oakland, I never saw any player use steroids,Alderson said. "I never saw any steroids or steroid paraphernalia. Steroid suspicion was not a consideration of mine in trading Jose Canseco in 1992, in trading for him in 1997...
  • Shaukat Aziz in Reuters India
    That is absolutely untrue,Aziz said. "The security paraphernalia, the security apparatus of Pakistan has nothing to do with the re-election of the president."

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