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Launder

To move illegally acquired cash through financial systems so that it appears to be legally acquired.

Money Laundering

An illegal act in which one makes illegally obtained money appear to be legally obtained. For instance, one may route money obtained in drug trafficking through a shell company to give it the veneer of legitimacy. One formerly common example is the practice of exchanging illegally obtained money for coins and placing them into a soda machine. One then deposits money from the soda machine such that it looks like the money came from the purchase of sodas rather than from its real source.
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It certainly beats the Homemaker and Laundress badges I was made to do.
When Papa dies, however, they are almost destitute, depending upon Maman's meager earnings as a laundress.
His mother was a laundress who refused to go on welfare because she did not want the government raising her children.
Left: Gwen Whiting, cofounder of The Laundress, and Diane Domond, president of Diane Domond Inc.
She discusses the lives of women married to Protestant ministers and army officers, army laundress and nurse Ellen Williams, writer and conservationist Josephine Clifford, teacher Alice Blake, and ethnologist Matilda Coxe Stevenson.
In being the best laundress or surgeon or lawyer you can be, you are doing God's work, not just pursuing worldly goals.
In both novels, the character of the laundress inhabits a deliberately ambiguous textual space.
That's what the study's authors say a typical mom would earn in the marketplace for her combined jobs as educator, cook, laundress, housekeeper, chauffeur and counselor - plus 60 hours a week in overtime.
Born Sarah Breedlove on a Louisiana plantation four years after the Emancipation Proclamation, Walker made a living as a laundress and sought to elevate her standing by attending night school.