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noun as in contraband

noun as in piracy

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The bootleg meeting’s final speaker was Geoffrey Hinton of the University of Toronto, the cognitive psychologist and computer scientist responsible for some of the biggest breakthroughs in deep nets.

For a private event, copyright owners are unlikely to notice or shut everything down mid-event, but don’t use the tips in this article to broadcast a bootleg concert to thousands of people.

He says this routinely resulted in a handful of patients being held for days in a crowded ER “overflow” area with no beds or privacy — just chairs and a single bathroom — serving as a sort of “bootleg inpatient psychiatric unit.”

But he'd been trailing McFann for bootlegging and was pretty sure Jim was riding a horse with a broken shoe.

To be sure, he charged them off heavily, so there was little cash left from the half-breed's bootlegging operations.

Talpers had profited most by the bootlegging operations carried on by the pair, though Jim had done most of the dangerous work.

It made us fear that perhaps some of his bootlegging yarns had been colored with the ready fiction of his business.

They hear of bootlegging and blind tigers among certain foreign groups.


On this page you'll find 32 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bootlegging, such as: piracy, smuggling, trafficking, crime, dealing, and goods.

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