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also spon·doo·licks  (spŏn-do͞o′lĭks′, -dyo͞o′-)
pl.n. Slang
Money; cash.

[Perhaps from obsolete slang spondylics, coins piled for counting, probably from Greek spondulos, vertebra, in humorous reference to the resemblance between a stack of coins and the vertebral column.]
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, spondulix
pl (hum inf)Piepen pl (inf)
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CYCLING is pointing the way forward for those who are interested in making oodles of spondoolicks out of sport.
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To get into the castle, you have to shell out a whole lot of spondoolicks. (Frogspawn doolicks, in fact.
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Those who suggest that a contestant intent on winning the Miss World title, and the millions in spondoolicks that invariably follow in its wake, is being taken advantage of must be plain barking.
The Tote's bean-counters won't like the idea, but they have already ladled out the spondoolicks - around pounds 6 million of them - in a welcome bid to shake off their old fuddy-duddy image.
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