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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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In contrast, the tribal harvest generates precise figures collected by creel clerks, biologists, and wardens of the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC), the natural resource organization created by the Ojibwe, who count each fish and weigh and sex a subsample of each catch taken by spearers during the tribal harvest.
Most spearers use chainsaws to cut holes, but the Fish's Sporting Toy Ice Saw (icesaws.
When violence broke out on the boat landings, Governor Thompson flatly refused to call out the National Guard to protect the Chippewa spearers, even though local police and sheriff's deputies could not (or would not) keep the peace.