smuggled


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smug·gle

 (smŭg′əl)
v. smug·gled, smug·gling, smug·gles
v.tr.
1.
a. To bring into a country (a prohibited item) secretively and intentionally, in violation of the law.
b. To bring into a country (an item) secretively and intentionally without declaring the item to customs officials and paying the associated duties or taxes on it, in violation of the law.
2. To bring in or take out illicitly or by stealth: smuggled homemade popcorn into the theater.
v.intr.
To engage in smuggling.

[Probably Low German smukkeln, smuggeln or Middle Dutch smokkelen.]

smug′gler n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.smuggled - distributed or sold illicitlysmuggled - distributed or sold illicitly; "the black economy pays no taxes"
illegal - prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move"
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Then she wrote a short, simple note, and with Laurie's help, got them smuggled onto the study table one morning before the old gentleman was up.
Sagaciously under their spectacles, did they peep into the holds of vessels Mighty was their fuss about little matters, and marvellous, sometimes, the obtuseness that allowed greater ones to slip between their fingers Whenever such a mischance occurred -- when a waggon-load of valuable merchandise had been smuggled ashore, at noonday, perhaps, and directly beneath their unsuspicious noses -- nothing could exceed the vigilance and alacrity with which they proceeded to lock, and double-lock, and secure with tape and sealing -- wax, all the avenues of the delinquent vessel.
The thing is set down in the history of Venice, but it might be smuggled into the Arabian Nights and not seem out of place there:
Every day or two, during this time of sorrow, Tom watched his opportunity and went to the little grated jail-window and smuggled such small comforts through to the "murderer" as he could get hold of.
You can smuggle her out the way you smuggled her in and take her back to her mother.
She seemed pleased at this arrangement; and, by degrees, I smuggled over a great number of books, and other articles, that had formed her amusement at the Grange; and flattered myself we should get on in tolerable comfort.
And when I say "drinking," I speak not of smuggled gin or of brandy bottles held fiercely by the neck till they are empty.
And if your ladyship should want a trifle of smuggled lace--"
We've had nothing else this week back; nothing but papers, and a closed door, and the very meals left there to be smuggled in when nobody was looking.
Naseby; between you and me, I was DECAVE; I borrowed fifty francs, smuggled my valise past the concierge - a work of considerable tact - and here I am
I have some smuggled coffee and most capital tobacco, in a small chest in the hold, which you shall have to-morrow.
Felicite put Virginia's luggage on top of the carriage, gave the coachman some instructions, and smuggled six jars of jam, a dozen pears and a bunch of violets under the seat.