smuggle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v smuggle import or export without paying customs duties "She smuggled cigarettes across the border"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Silk was developed in China were it was kept a secret for more than two thousands years. Anyone found trying to smuggle silkworm eggs or cocoons out of the country was immediately put to death
    • Smuggle Fig.: To convey or introduce clandestinely.
    • v. i Smuggle To import or export in violation of the customs laws.
    • Smuggle To import or export secretly, contrary to the law; to import or export without paying the duties imposed by law; as, to smuggle lace.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1727, as a result of seedlings smuggled from Paris, coffee plants first were cultivated in Brazil. Brazil is presently by far the world's largest producer of coffee.
    • smuggle To import or export secretly, and contrary to law; imoort or export secretly without paying the duties imposed by law; also, to introduce into trade or consumption in violation of excise laws; in Scotland, to manufacture (spirits, malt, etc.) illicitly.
    • smuggle To convey, introduce, or handle clandestinely: as, to smuggle something out of the way.
    • smuggle To practise secret illegal exportation or importation of goods; export or import goods without payment of duties; also, to violate excise laws. See I., 1, and smuggling.
    • smuggle To cuddle or fondle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Escape maps, compasses, and files were inserted into Monopoly game boards and smuggled into POW camps inside Germany during W.W.II; real money for escapees was slipped into the packs of Monopoly money.
    • v.t Smuggle smug′l to import or export without paying the legal duty: to convey secretly
    • v.t Smuggle smug′l to fondle, cuddle.
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Quotations

  • Elbert Hubbard
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    “Forbid a man to think for himself or to act for himself and you may add the joy of piracy and the zest of smuggling to his life.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Of Low German or Scand. origin; cf. LG. smuggeln, D. smokkelen, G. schmuggeln, Dan. smugle, Sw. smyga, to introduce or convey secretly, Dan. i smug, secretly, D. smuigen, to eat in secret, AS. smgan, to creep. See Smock

Usage

In literature:

At the age of 18 he took to smuggling.
"The Pirates' Who's Who" by Philip Gosse
They had subsisted mainly by kelp-making and piloting, helped out (it is to be feared) by more than a little smuggling.
"Major Vigoureux" by A. T. Quiller-Couch
I wouldn't have any one know for the world; and do be careful about smuggling things down here.
"Cormorant Crag" by George Manville Fenn
If a bit o' smuggling was wrong, Sir Risdon, think I'd do it?
"Cutlass and Cudgel" by George Manville Fenn
The authorities in Kimberley look upon diamond-smuggling or stealing as the blackest crime in the calendar.
"A Dash from Diamond City" by George Manville Fenn
I shouldn't a bit wonder if it was smuggled gin.
"The Lost Middy" by George Manville Fenn
They had tried to smuggle, and we, as in duty bound, had stopped them.
"Salt Water" by W. H. G. Kingston
We got on the subject of smuggling.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
Is there nothing smuggled besides gin?
"The King's Own" by Captain Frederick Marryat
They would not go soldiering, and they would smuggle.
"Patsy" by S. R. Crockett
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In poetry:

Lack of work and lack of victuals,
A debauch of smuggled whisky,
And his children in the workhouse
Made the world so black a riddle
"Suicide" by William Ernest Henley
"On your bosom wear this plaster,
'Twill defend you from the cold;
In your pipe smoke this canaster,
Smuggled 'tis, my love, and old.
"The Legend Of St. Sophia Of Kioff" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Then, when the crack
Of doom rolls back
The marble and the earth that hide me,
I'll smuggle home
Each precious tome,
Without a fear my wife shall chide me!
"De Amicitiis" by Eugene Field
Where are the helicopters of U.S. AID?
Smuggling dope in Bangkok's green shade.
Where is America's Air Force of Light?
Bombing North Laos all day and all night?
"September On Jessore Road" by Allen Ginsberg

In news:

Semi-Submarines, Stealthily Plying Pacific, Arrive as a Way to Smuggle Cocaine.
The following text was smuggled out of Poland on August 30.
Two Bush Intercontinental Airport employees were arrested October 19 for attempting to smuggle heroin at the airport.
Colombian soldiers have for the first time seized a fully submersible drug-smuggling submarine capable of reaching the coast of Mexico, authorities announced Monday.
A German man has been arrested on animal smuggling charges after he allegedly mailed hundreds of live tarantulas to customers in the United States.
Smuggling across the Iranian border.
Transportation Security Administration drug-smuggling case stems from airport mi.
Transportation Security Administration drug-smuggling case stems from airport mix-up.
Alaska Guide Fined for Smuggled Mammoth Tusk .
A 20-year-old Vermont woman is facing charges she tried to smuggle drugs into the Northern State - 6:32 am.
An El Paso man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in a scheme that took advantage of unsuspecting drivers to smuggle marijuana from Ciudad Juárez.
Man convicted in drug smuggling operation involving unsuspecting border commuters sentenced.
Convicted pharmacist accused of trying to smuggle drugs.
Smuggled Meat and Wavy Gravy.
Bond set for jailer accused of smuggling contraband .
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In science:

Recent interest in the problem has been revived due to the threat of smuggling of nuclear materials .
Optimal Interdiction of Unreactive Markovian Evaders
Pan, F., Charlton, W., Morton, D.P.: Interdicting smuggled nuclear material.
Optimal Interdiction of Unreactive Markovian Evaders
In the second step we used the identity (3.14a) (note the usefulness of In the first step we used (3.17). smuggling in Gaa in the previous step).
Averaging Fluctuations in Resolvents of Random Band Matrices
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