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Thread #7873   Message #1961368
Posted By: Azizi
08-Feb-07 - 01:39 PM
Thread Name: Mary don't you weep--meaning
Subject: RE: Mary don't you weep--meaning
McGrath, see #4 of definition for this word:

con·tra·band (kŏn'trə-bãnd')
Goods prohibited by law or treaty from being imported or exported.

1.Illegal traffic in contraband; smuggling.

2.Smuggled goods.

3.Goods that may be seized and confiscated by a belligerent if shipped to another belligerent by a neutral.

4.An escaped slave during the Civil War who fled to or was taken behind Union lines.