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  • s  done or sold illicitly and secretly;

  • Going over the court cases it closed in June, the Food Drug Administration found that a higher proportion than ever before (14 out of 43) involved illegal, under-the-counter .
  • Bookstores in Los Angeles were selling Dianetics on an under-the-counter basis.
  • Opposite him another stall soon blossomed specializing in under-the-counter sales of high-priced coral carvings.

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