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SURREPTITIOUS. That which is done in a fraudulent stealthy manner.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The statement read: 'Our attention has been drawn to a video being surreptitiously circulated by the Buhari Media Centre, under a satanic pseudonym, 'Make Nigeria Worse Again', in which they falsely accuse the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, of planning to cede parts of Borno State to Boko Haram in a peace deal.
People caught surreptitiously filming Idaho agricultural operations faced up to a year in jail and a $5,000 fine.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has been "surreptitiously but willingly replaced by his wife," opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said on Monday.
He was located after firing at the driver of a recreational vehicle with a firearm he obtained surreptitiously. He resisted arrest, and was killed by police.
That's because just a week earlier, so swears real estate yenta Yolanda Yakketyyak, the couple surreptitiously shelled out a hair more than $13 million for a much larger and newly constructed family-sized mansion in a posh and especially celeb-saturated pocket of Pacific Palisades.
A county prosecutor soon dropped the charges, admitting that "we could have handled this better." A smartphone video Flinchbaugh surreptitiously shot of his encounter with Margentino wound up going viral on YouTube.
However, not everyone is enjoying the fruits that come with this accolade and members of the Saint Lucia Association of Professional Photographers (SLAPP) have called on Tourism Minister Lorne Theophilus to address what the association cites as an illegal practice being surreptitiously perpetrated just out of sight of both the government and the public at large, reports Caribbean News Now (Sept.
State senators naturally want to be heard, when they're not surreptitiously eating Snickers and Smarties at their desks.
It erupts in our house at this time of year, regular as clockwork, and starts with one of us (ok, me) surreptitiously pressing the heating 'on' button while the other (himself) huffs, puffs and opens windows.
The FBI alleged that Ahzaz had "surreptitiously controlled" more than 100,000 protected computers (a "botnet") without the owners' knowledge.

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