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Spear

In auto sales, a tactic in which a salesperson speaks with a person away from the dealership site and offers an impossibly high price for a trade-in, provided the person comes to the dealership that same day to finalize the deal. The intent of a spear is to encourage the customer to come back to that dealership, at which time the salesperson will quote the real price for the trade-in.
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One would think that Ronald Reagan was born with horns, a spearlike tail, and pitchfork by reading Kramer's hate-filled commentary.
And women, Tears welling up from spearlike eyes, Long wounds fresh on moon-faces, Scoop sand by the handful to fill the sea.
Close to the wolves are javelinas, small wild pigs (also called peccaries) that despite their spearlike tusks prefer running to fighting.