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adjective

Done or taken or used surreptitiously, on the sly; shifty.

We are a sad lot, the cell biologists. Like the furtive collectors of stolen art, we are forced to be lonely admirers of spectacular architecture, exquisite symmetry, dramas of violence and death, mobility, self-sacrifice and, yes, rococo sex.

—Lorraine Lee Cudmore The Center of Life, Quadrangle 77 Science Digest, November 1977

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