mata-mata


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mata-mata

(ˈmataˈmata)
n
(Law) (in Malaysia) a former name for police
[from Malay, reduplicated plural of mata eye]
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The Mata-Mata Turtle is prized because of its thorny profile that gives it the appearance of fallen leaves in the wild.
C'est dire que le parcours est, en pointille, [beaucoup moins que] mata-mata [beaucoup plus grand que] (mort subite dans le football portugal ou bresilien) ou le moindre desequilibre vous disqualifie.
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Upon inspection, authorities found not only 95 boa constrictors, but also two rhinoceros vipers and a mata-mata turtle.