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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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Among the most riveting characters is Bessie Coleman, a sharecropper's daughter who worked as a laundress to pay for her own flying lessons, later becoming a performance flier and the first African American--man or woman--to become an airplane pilot.
In the beginning, she was a young laundress working in "Le Mouton Bleu", a renowned Paris whorehouse.
for The Laundress, a luxury fabric care and specialty detergent company.
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In which 2007 film did John Travolta play the drag role of reclusive laundress Edna Turnblad?
Death can snatch people away without warning--for example, a leopard stealing into a hut leaving a faceless victim, a croc seizing a laundress off the riverbank, or an elephant using its powerful knuckle to smash the ribs of a hapless person lost in the forest.
A small sampling of the staff needed for this kind of estate includes an estate manager (mandatory) at $100,000, at least three housekeepers ($117,000), a laundress ($42,000), a head chef ($85,000), a cook ($55,000), five or more full time security personnel for the gatehouse ($350,000), and a whole lot more.
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.
Women like Roberta Jones, a widowed laundress, acted as a loan intermediary for Pope's operation, guaranteeing loans for friends and neighbours.
His mother was a laundress who refused to go on welfare because she did not want the government raising her children.
Christina worked as a cook and laundress while her husband dreamed of better times in the local bars.