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the practice of sending fraudulent e-mails to extract financial data from computer users for purposes of identity theft, by mimicking a sender that the recipient knows


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  • Spearpoint

    noun 1. the point at the end of a spearhead. 2. a spearhead.

  • Spears

    noun 1. a long, stabbing weapon for thrusting or throwing, consisting of a wooden shaft to which a sharp-pointed head, as of iron or steel, is attached. 2. a soldier or other person armed with such a weapon; spearman: an army of 40,000 spears. 3. a similar weapon or stabbing implement, as one for use […]

  • Spear-side

    noun 1. the male side, or line of descent, of a family (opposed to distaff side or spindle side). noun 1. the male side or branch of a family Compare distaff side

  • Spear-thrower

    [speer-throh-er] /ˈspɪərˌθroʊ ər/ noun, Anthropology. 1. a flexible device for launching a spear, usually a short cord wound around the spear so that when thrown the weapon will rotate in the air. 2. Also called atlatl. a rigid device for increasing the speed and distance of a spear when thrown, usually a flat wooden stick […]

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