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  • s  designed and carried out secretly or confidentially
    a sub-rosa report

  • So when Dreyman decides to write a sub-rosa expos for a West German magazine, the spy is all ears.
  • The manipulation of the manikins is made to suggest at one point a parallel to the sub-rosa and subauricular romance of the wife and her sweetheart.
  • Ambassador-at-Large Norman Hezekiah Davis worried over rumors that behind the scenes the Japanese were getting somewhere in bi- lateral, sub-rosa dickering.

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