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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 http://www.answers.com/topic/contraband definition for this word:
Goods prohibited by law or treaty from being imported or exported.
1.Illegal traffic in contraband; smuggling.
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.