sheep-dip

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sheep-dip

  1. A liquid formulation of insecticide and fungicide, used to protect sheep from infestation by external parasites.

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sheep-dip ‎(third-person singular simple present sheep-dips, present participle sheep-dipping, simple past and past participle sheep-dipped)

  1. (US, espionage) To replace someone's public service in the military and/or intelligence with another pretended occupation in order for them to serve as a covert intelligence agent.
    The agency sheep-dipped the soldiers, so they were "civilians" during their secret mission.

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